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Is Dead Space Remake Open-World? Everything You Need to Know

Is Dead Space Remake Open-World? Everything You Need to Know

The long-awaited Dead Space Remake is right around the corner with its January 2023 release date. Fans of the series are wondering whether this Dead Space Remake will take the open-world approach or not. 

No, Dead Space Remake will not be an Open-World game. The game will stay faithful to the iconic linear progression story with narrow hallways and corridors. An open-world horror experience wouldn’t be able to do justice to the iconic horror experience of Dead Space. So, we’ll have to go with a hard no.

If you’re still not in the know and haven’t caught up on the Dead Space remake, here’s everything you need to know before you hop into the game when it releases in 2023.

Dead Space Remake Release Date

The original Dead Space came out in 2008 and it provided an interesting take on the survival horror genre and shook up the video game industry.

We got some improved iterations with the release of Dead Space 2 and 3 later in 2011 and 2013. It’s pretty hard to believe it’s been nearly 8 years since we’ve seen a Dead Space game.

Dead Space is being remade from the ground up. It’s not getting a bump in resolution and framerate like remasters usually do. The game will feature EA’s Frostbite engine and is looking for a release on next-generation hardware such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S|X along with PC.

Is Dead Space Remake Open-World

We’ve got an official release date for the game and it’s practically 2 months away. The Dead Space Remake will hit shelves on January 27, 2023. Even though they’re working on the game from scratch, EA and Motive Studios are confident they’ll release the game on time without any delays or setbacks.

The Senior Producer, Phillipe Ducharme stated the team made great progress on their road to alpha and they’re excited to see new and old players experience what they have in store for them.

Dead Space Remake Trailer

The terrifying, claustrophobic, and atmospheric corridors of Dead Space were showcased in the Remake’s trailer.

The Trailer graced our screens on October 4, 2022, and it appears Isaac is back on the  USG Ishimura. The visuals are of course revamped and the gameplay has been polished to perfection. At least, that’s what it seems on the surface. 

Although not a lot was revealed during the initial trailer, multiple live streams later down the line revealed the sound design, artwork, and gameplay and the fact that Dead Space Remake will not be an Open-World game.

The Story

Is Dead Space Open-World? Everything You Need to Know

The Remake appears to stray true to the original Story of the classic Dead Space released back in 2008. Gunner Wright is set to reprise his role as Isaac Clarke. Of course, changes in dialogue are expected as with changes in events. 

According to the original story, Mankind completely depleted all the natural resources on Earth and was on a journey to discover new materials in space.

But researchers discovered something entirely different, an Alien Artifact deemed as the Marker that could act as a source of limitless energy, but things don’t always work out as planned…

Isaac Clarke steps into the picture. Boarding the USG Ishimura, he finds that Aliens have slaughtered everyone on the ship, and his partner, Nicole is still alive but trapped somewhere in the depths of the Ship.

Considering how Remakes normally work, the theme and introduction of the Story will likely stay true to the original, but things might change down the line with alterations in the course and events of the story with alternate endings.

We’ve seen this theme in recent remakes. Whether it’s a good decision or not to change up the story, fans will decide when they try out the full extent of the game upon release.

Is Dead Space Remake Open-World?

Dead Space Remake promotional screen capture

To be fair, the developers intend to stay true to the original Dead Space Remake. While details on the game’s map are sparse, We can expect that the Game will follow the Orignal linear Story System.

We’ll re-experience the tight alleyways, and isolated and empty corridors that made Dead Space the supreme horror experience it was back in 2008, but it’s a stretch to expect Dead Space to be Open World.

Although it’s a theme followed by games, it’s still highly unlikely developers will resort to a cheap open-world setting and dilute down the closed-off claustrophobic experience of Dead Space.

Dead Space Remake Pre-Order Goodies

Like all games, Dead Space is available on Pre-Order coming in with three editions for the Xbox Series S|X, PlayStation 5, and PC. 

The Standard Edition is priced at $69.99 or $59.99 on PC. 

The Digital Deluxe Edition adds five cosmetics in with the game at $69.99 or $59.99 on PC.

Last but not least is the Collectors Edition which will be shelved at Limited Run Games Store.

The Collector’s Edition will Include:

  • Dead Space Collectors Box
  • Isaac’s Helmet, Completely wearable along with working LEDs
  • A Soundtrack Disc
  • SteelBook
  • 4” Marker Statue
  • A Marker Enamel Pin
  • Foil Stamped Lithograph Folio
  • Lithograph Print
  • Four Mini Posters
  • Ishimura Patch
  • Physical Copy of Dead Space

The Dead Space Pre-Order Bundle is Available for $274.99. 


And that’s pretty much it for all we know about the Dead Space Remake and you know it too! Fans are pretty eager for the Dead Space Remake Release set for January 27, 2023. 

We aren’t sure if the upcoming title will stay faithful to the original while incorporating some quality-of-life improvements along with the way, or if it will shift from the story altogether as the game progresses.

We can’t say for sure if either scenario will be a good or a bad thing. It’ll all come down to fans and critics to decide once the game comes out.

Dead Space Remake will release on January 27, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X, and PC.