EA Shoots Down Dead Space 2 Remake Rumors: ‘No Validity to This Story’

EA Shoots Down Dead Space 2 Remake Rumors: ‘No Validity to This Story’

EA has denied reports that a Dead Space 2 remake was in development before being canceled, with a spokesperson telling IGN, “We don’t normally comment on rumors but there is no validity to this story.”

EA’s comments follow reports from Jeff Grubb, who claimed that EA Motive was working on concepts for Dead Space 2, but that it was ultimately shelved due to lackluster sales of the previous release. However, IGN understands that EA Motive never considered a Dead Space 2 remake.

EA has shut down reports that EA Motive considered a Dead Space 2 remake before canceling it.

EA hasn’t reported the Dead Space remake’s official sales, but it was the best-selling new game in the U.S. in January 2023. A source tells IGN that the Dead Space remake was ultimately considered to have done well.

Yesterday, EA announced that Motive is forming a new team led by Dead Space Remake developers Roman Campos-Oriola and Phillipe Ducharme to “support single-player and multiplayer objectives for Battlefield Universe.” Motive also insisted that Iron Man “remains an important priority” and that development is going well.

The Dead Space Remake was released in early 2023, earning strong reviews for its visual fidelity and its creative expansion of the original game. It raised hopes that EA would continue with a remake of Dead Space 2, which is well-regarded by fans, but for now Motive seems fully-focused on Battlefield and Iron Man.

Neither Connected Battlefield Universe nor Iron Man currently have a release date. You can read about all the rest of 2024’s biggest games right here.

Kat Bailey is IGN’s News Director as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.

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