The new report claims that for its Dead Space reboot, Motive is taking notes from Capcom’s recent Resident Evil remakes.
“Like Resident Evil 2 Remake, expect the next Dead Space to use the original game as a strong foundation. But it should also have modern visuals. And it will likely bring in new gameplay mechanics inspired by other entries in the franchise,” the publication claims.
“And speaking of Capcom, it is likely a major reason a new Dead Space is happening. While EA has let its horror franchise wither, the Resident Evil series is larger than ever. And Capcom has provided an easy blueprint for EA to follow.”
EA said in July 2020 that Jedi Fallen Order game had surpassed 10 million unique players. Last month it released updated figures, claiming that the game has now been “played” by over 20 million people across all consoles, platforms and subscription services.
The Dead Space series first released in 2008 and has not seen a new instalment since 2013’s Dead Space 3. The series’ developer, Visceral Games, was closed by EA in 2017.
Speculation around a potential new Dead Space game increased on Thursday, after it was noticed that the game’s official YouTube channel was recently updated for the first time in nearly a decade.