Sorry everyone, but EA Motive said it's going "heads down" in development.
At tʜᴇ ᴇɴᴅ ᴏꜰ Augᴜst, Electrᴏɴic Arts ɢᴀᴠᴇ ᴜs ᴏᴜʀ ꜰɪʀsᴛ ʟᴏᴏᴋ ᴀᴛ tʜᴇ Dead Space reboot, wɪᴛh a pᴀʀᴛicular focᴜs ᴏɴ ɪᴛs ʜᴏᴛ ɴᴇᴡ slɪᴄᴇ-ᴀɴd-dɪᴄᴇ techɴᴏʟᴏɢy. "Tʜᴇ ʙᴏᴅʏ destructiᴏɴ techɴᴏʟᴏɢy thᴀᴛ ᴡᴇ're ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘɪɴg, thᴀᴛ ɪs ᴀʟʟowɪɴg ᴜs ᴛᴏ reᴀʟʟy reᴍᴏᴠᴇ tʜᴇ flesh ᴏꜰf ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ ʙᴏɴᴇs ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ ᴇɴᴇᴍʏ, ᴀɴd ᴛᴏ ɢɪᴠᴇ ʏᴏᴜ a ɢᴏod sᴇɴsᴇ ɴᴏt ᴏɴly ᴏꜰ ɢᴏre ... ʙᴜᴛ ᴀʟsᴏ ᴏꜰ ʜᴏᴡ ᴍᴜᴄʜ damᴀɢᴇ am I ᴅᴏɪɴg ᴛᴏ tʜᴇ oppᴏɴent," creᴀᴛive ᴅɪʀᴇᴄᴛᴏʀ Romᴀɴ Campos-Oriola sᴀɪᴅ ᴀᴛ tiᴍᴇ.
It definitely looks promising. Unfortunately, it seems that our first look at it will also be our last for quite a while. In an update posted today, developer EA Motive said it's going "heads down" on development, and we won't be seeing it again until sometime in 2022.
"Everything we showed was a work in progress which means that we’ll be working on things like Isaac’s suit, the aesthetic and ambience of the Ishimura," EA Motive community manager Caden House wrote on Reddit. "We’re doing work to ensure it has the right level of wear and tear. For example, here is an early work in progress clip showing some of the ways that the team is going to be giving that worn look to the Ishimura."
"We’re going to be heads down now working on the game, taking some time to review all the thoughts, theories, and suggestions you’ve all shared with us. We look forward to showing you how you’ve helped shape the game next year when we’re further in development!"
The Dead Space reboot doesn't have any sign of a release date at this point, but it's fair to say that it's still a very long way off. As a bit of consolation, Motive also shared a brief video for fans who, as House put it, "were pointing out the Ishimura looked a little 'too clean' on the stream."