We've got some good news and some bad news for Dead Space fans out there - the good news is that the Dead Space remake already has a release window. The bad news is that the release window is late 2022.
While this means that players will need to wait a bit before jumping back into the creepy corridors of the USG Ishimura, previous comments from the developers stating the game is still very early in development made it seem like it's even further away
It appears that the remake of the classic sci-fi horror title won't be available until at least fall 2022.
Is the Dead Space remake releasing in late 2022?
When EA first announced the Dead Space remake, most didn't think about a release window. Most fans were happy just to hear that the earlier rumors were true. Developers implied we would still be waiting a while, but assuming and getting confirmation that the game won't release until at least more than a year from now are two different things.
According to a new Venture Beat report, EA Motive intends to release the Dead Space remake in late 2022 if all goes according to plan. This caveat suggests that EA Motive isn't closing the door on a potential delay, which is probably why the studio hasn't officially announced the release window yet.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a monkey wrench in the plans of many video game development studios. With the threat of more COVID-19 variants coming, it's safe to say that EA Motive intends to keep its options open.
The same report claims that Electronic Arts plans on revealing more about the upcoming Dead Space remake before 2021 ends. This is welcome news for those who are looking forward to the remake of one of the best horror games ever.
Speaking of, did you know that a former Visceral Games developer is working on the Dead Space remake as a consultant? Also, Eric Baptizat of Assassin's Creed fame has signed on to direct the Dead Space remake.
In addition to this, EA revealed that the upcoming next-gen title won't have loading screens and microtransactions. Finally, EA confirmed that the reboot will feature never before seen content intended for the original game, but that was cut because of the technical limitations and/or time constraints.
TLDR; the Dead Space remake won't be here for a while, but it appears that the game is going to be worth the wait.