Developer Motive Studio and publisher EA Games recently released the highly anticipated Dead Space remake which reimagined the classic Visceral Games survival horror experience with updated visuals, gameplay and level design. The remake turned out to be a huge critical and commercial success so EA decided to survey fans and ask if they’d be interested in getting remakes for Dead Space 2 and 3 as well.
According to developer Dillon Rogers, EA recently sent out a survey clearly asking fans if they’d want remakes of both Dead Space 2 and 3 next. Some fans already saw this coming given the popularity of the first game’s remake. The poll is still ongoing and it’s unlikely that we’ll hear the results but we think the answer will be a resounding “yes” in the end.
The Dead Space remake launched in late January this year to critical acclaim, scoring an 89 average critic score on OpenCritic. Many praised its updated visuals, environments, gameplay tweaks and expanded level design and story. EA was apparently inspired by Capcom’s Resident Evil remakes which didn’t just stop after the first game. Capcom would go on to remake both Resident Evil 2 and 3 with Resident Evil 4 on its way this March.
EA might once again be taking a few notes from Capcom’s playbook and wants to remake every Dead Space game. If Motive Studio continues to handle the remakes then it might be in safe hands. The biggest change fans would probably want out of these sequel remakes, especially for the third game, is to steer it back in a more survival horror-focused direction. Dead Space 3 was panned for its action elements which overshadowed the previous two game’s excellent horror. A remake might provide some good course correction.
The Dead Space remake is currently available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Dillon Rogers