Ahead of its developer livestream later today, an industry insider claims the Dead Space remake won’t release in 2022.
As reported by VGC, GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb made the claims that Dead Space will not release this year during the latest episode of the GrubbSnax podcast. However, this is not a “reflection of the game being in trouble,” instead “they [Motive] want to make sure that they don’t derail themselves.”
A release date hasn’t been announced
That being said, Electronic Arts or the developers at Motive haven’t officially announced the release date. It was previously reported (also by Jeff Grubb) that Dead Space would release later this year. But now, a 2023 release seems to be more likely.
“It is now likely coming in 2023. It is no longer targeted for October, instead, they are now targeting early 2023,” said Grubb. “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.”
It’s also said that the EA and Motive want to ensure that the Dead Space remake releases in the best state possible. I think that’s something we can all agree on.
“The reasons for [the delay] are myriad, there are plenty of them, mostly they want the game to be as good as possible,” continued Grubb. “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.”
Hopefully, when the Dead Space developer livestream airs later today, we’ll learn more about when the game is planned to release. For now, we do know that it will release for PC, PS5 as well as Xbox Series X/S.
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