Former Visceral Games Dev Helped Guide Motive’s Dead Space Remake


A former Visceral Games dev has revealed that they helped guide the developers of the recently announced Dead Space remake [via Bloody Disgusting].

Credit: EA

In a recent Twitter post, Dino Ignacio congratulated Motive while also sharing some insight into his involvement with the new game:

Back in January, I was invited to help guide the developers remaking a game I worked on 13 years ago. It’s been such a privilege to consult and advise the EA Motive team on a franchise I hold near and dear to my heart. Congrats to the whole team!

 
In case you’re unaware, Visceral Games is the studio behind the original Dead Space trilogy. It’s also worth mentioning that Dino Ignacio was the studio’s User Experience Director, which is probably why he’s being consulted. While the new Dead Space game is set to be a remake, perhaps the new game will have more in common with its source material than you’d expect.

Of course, EA’s short teaser trailer doesn’t contain any gameplay. However, according to Ignacio, Motive’s vision for the new Dead Space is “amazingly respectful of the original”. This is something long-term fans should be able to take comfort from, especially since video game remakes/reboots often lose their magic when modernised. That being said, the original Dead Space has aged incredibly, which probably makes Motive’s job much easier.

EA Dead Space Original Producer
Credit: EA

Hopefully, Ignacio’s guidance and feedback will make the new Dead Space just as iconic as the original. Again, EA is currently playing its cards close to its chest. However, there’s still a chance that we could see a gameplay teaser trailer before the year is out!

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