Dead Space Remake: No To Microtransactions!

Electronic Arts seems to have learned from one of its previous mistakes (as eight years ago, in Dead Space 3, there indeed were microtransactions).


The Motive-developed Dead Space remake‘s announcement at EA Play Live wasn’t much of a surprise, as it was rumoured before. The game will use the Frostbite engine, and no, Visceral Games is not coming back. It’s dead. Phil Ducharme, the remake’s senior producer, told IGN that microtransactions are off the table altogether.

„We’re looking at what can be taken and reinjected into the first game from a future standpoint. We’re also learning from mistakes such as microtransactions, which we will not have, for instance, in our game,” said Ducharme. Motive’s Roman Campos Oriola then talked about the team’s approach to the remake.

„For us, the foundation is the Dead Space 1 story. So, by default, that’s what is canon, but then there are some improvements that we want to make to that story, and not necessarily improvements because those things were not working in the original, more improvements because of what came after, and we’re like, ‘Aw man, that’s interesting if we could reference that, or if we could make a link to that,” Oriola added. There will be accessibility options, too.

Here’s Electronic Arts‘ recap of the remake: „The sci-fi classic survival horror game, Dead Space, will be returning as a remake completely rebuilt from the ground up. Dead Space is being developed exclusively for next-generation consoles and PC, raising the level of horror and immersion to unprecedented heights for the franchise through stunning visuals, audio, and controls powered by the Frostbite game engine. Fans will experience an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics, and more as they fight to survive a living nightmare aboard the desolate mining starship, the USG Ishimura, all while uncovering the dreadful mystery of what happened to the slaughtered crew and ship.

In Dead Space, Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone wrong. The ship’s crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge… and Isaac’s beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board. Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he attempts to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called “necromorphs,” Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship, but his crumbling sanity,” the publisher wrote.

Dead Space’s remake is likely launching in 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC.

Source: PSL

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