The Dead Space remake is now targeted to release in early 2023, according to a well informed journalist.
GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb, who had previously heard the game was aiming for a late 2022 release date, has now claimed the title’s target release date has moved to next year.
“It is now likely coming in 2023. It is no longer targeted for October, instead they are now targeting early 2023,” he said on his premium Giant Bomb show GrubbSnax (transcribed by VGC).
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Publisher EA has never publicly announced a release window for the game, which is being developed by its Motive studio.
“They never said anything publicly, this was just my reporting saying internally what they were trying to do, and now they are not trying to do that, they are trying instead to go for early 2023,” Grubb said.
He claimed the internal delay is not a sign of the game being in trouble, rather the team is extremely focused on the quality of the remake.
“The reasons for [the delay] are myriad, there are plenty of them, mostly they want the game to be as good as possible.”
He went on to say: “They want to make sure that they don’t derail themselves. This is not a reflection of the game being in trouble.
“They want to make sure this is very good because if it comes out and it’s a success it lays the groundwork for future success. A Dead Space remake has a really high ceiling in terms of how it could sell.”
Motive is set to hold a new Dead Space developer live stream on March 11.
“Motive invites you to the latest in their series of early looks at development and what goes into the remake of a game,” it said on Monday.
The live stream will take place at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT on Friday.