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The latest rumors are flying that Dead Space 4, supposedly being developed by Star Wars Squadrons studio EA Motive for reveal at EA Play this month, is actually a remake of the first game rather than a sequel. Most fans are seemingly excited by these Dead Space remake rumors, but most are more excited by the idea of a Dead Space 1 remaster rather than something akin to the Resident Evil 2 remake.
What fans are saying about the Dead Space Remake rumors
The rumors of another Dead Space game have been floating around for a while, but several pieces of recent news have brought Dead Space 4 back into the conversation. The Dead Space YouTube channel has been updated for the first time in eight years, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla director Eric Baptizat has recently joined EA Motive, who are the ones supposed working on the new Dead Space. However, it’s VentureBeat’s supposed confirmation that DS4 is actually a Dead Space remake that has fans most conflicted.
Many fans are excited at the idea of Dead Space returning, but most would prefer a straight updated remaster of the originals rather than a remake.
By the sounds of it Dead Space may be returning in some capacity soon. I played the first game last year and thought it was a really cool sci-fi horror. I'd love for it to be a remaster so I could play the other two. pic.twitter.com/jTKxwuE3vV
— Jacen Solo 🇦🇺 ⊃∪∩⪽ (@C43DU5) July 1, 2021
Also Dead Space 3 isn't that bad.
I'd love a remastered collection.
— Konnor (@KonnorWithTheK) June 27, 2021
Others are more vehement towards the idea of a Resident Evil 2-style remake as most believe that Dead Space 1 and 2 still hold up perfectly fine today, and are worried EA will do to the new game what they did to Dead Space 3.
Dead Space still stands up on its own today. A remake for it is just so dumb in my eyes. Itll probably be given the Dead Space 3 special EA treatment as well.
— Pascel (@Pascel_) July 2, 2021
Dead Space was great, I played it earlier this year and I think it holds up perfectly, it doesn't really need a remake
Sure there's the crappy PC port bullshit but honestly that could just get fixed with a slight re-edition or remaster
— Jorge (@TheCookieLord2) July 2, 2021
Fans with longer memories, including Dusk developer David Szymanski, are fully angry that this is happening, after EA’s mishandling of Dead Space 3, closing down creator Visceral Games because the publisher didn’t see any value in single-player games, and may be bringing back an idea it already passed on seemingly because horror games are popular again.
EA drove a great horror IP into the ground, axed the studio behind it, and now a few years later are hoping to sell you warmed up leftovers of the potential they squandered. Nice. https://t.co/6YB59Llr39
— David Szymanski (@DUSKdev) July 1, 2021
EA doesn't deserve any praise for bringing back Dead Space. EA literally killed it and gutted the studio.
They just want some of that Resident Evil action. They don't care about the fans, or Visceral's legacy.
— Jez Corden (@JezCorden) July 2, 2021
It seems likely fans will find out more about this new Dead Space game at EA Play Live 2021 on July 22, and will see if all the anger is justified.