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‘Dead Space’ is alive: Electronic Arts to release remake of horror classic

Electronic Arts’ horror classic “Dead Space” is being resurrected. The video game publisher announced Thursday plans to remake the popular survival horror video game for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. No release date was revealed. The game is being developed by the EA studio Motive, which previous worked on “Star Wars Squadrons.” The original “Dead Space” from 2008 starred an engineer named Isaac Clarke sent on a mission to repair a stranded space ship. Upon arrival, he discovers the crew has been killed and the ship populated by a zombie-like alien threat called necromorphs. Instead of traditional weapons, players use Isaac’s assortment of engineering tools to dismember and kill necromorphs. “The Dead Space franchise made a huge impact on the survival horror genre when it was released 12 years ago, and I came to Motive as a fan first to specifically work on this game,” said Phillippe Ducharme, senior producer of “Dead Space,” in a statement. Inspired by earlier horror games like “Resident Evil,” “Dead Space” became a big hit for EA, spawning multiple sequels and spinoffs.