Motive Studios releases an hour of new footage for the Dead Space remake, an anticipated reimagining of the classic horror title.
Nearly an hour’s worth of gameplay footage from the upcoming Dead Space remake was recently shared online. With its terrifying Eldritch monsters, oppressively dark atmosphere, and body horror galore, the original 2008 game is a much-beloved entry in the survival genre. The remake will bring the 14-year-old title screaming into the modern gaming era, and a lot of fans have been waiting to get their hands on it. In the meantime, there have been some teasers dropped to keep everyone in anticipation.
Recently, a Dead Space Livestream showcased some of the changes that fans will see in the remake, demonstrating elements of the new game that players can expect when it finally releases in March. Perhaps one of the most notable differences between this iteration and the original is the seamlessness of the game. In essence, the Ishimura, the spaceship where events take place, will no longer be split into sections that require loading screens via the tram system. The other major difference, as many can imagine, is the improved visuals, with footage showing how far game development has come.
This latest video specifically shows off the third chapter in the Dead Space remake. At around 57 minutes long, it’s quite a substantial amount of footage. The clip was uploaded to the YouTube channel YBR Gaming, with a note to say that, while the game does look fantastic, it’s still representative of a work in progress and viewers should bear that in mind while watching. In general, the visuals are pretty stunning, albeit with a horrific and foreboding aesthetic, and the video really gives a sense of what’s in store. In short, it will be a trip down memory lane for fans of the original, but with a much more detailed environment and a few changes here and there.
On top of that, the PC hardware specs for Dead Space were revealed not long ago, showing that the title won’t really require an enormous amount of heft. But as with pretty much all PC games, a system that’s less than a few years old will be more beneficial. At a minimum, it should run decently with an Intel Core i5 8600 processor and Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card, or their AMD equivalents.
While much of the gaming world is moving forward with remakes and remasters, there are those who are turning the clocks back. Amid growing excitement about the remake, one person is working on a PS1-style demake of Dead Space. The goal of the modder is to reimagine the opening sections of the game as a retro release, and they’re hoping to have it out around the same time the official remake launches.
Dead Space will release on January 27, 2023, on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.