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Taking to Twitter, Schofield has shared that “the original Dead Space was one of the highlights of my career” and – like many fans of the franchise – he is “excited to see what the EA Motive Studio team does with it!”
“Directing the original Dead Space was one of the highlights of my career. Excited to see what the EA @MotiveStudio team does with it!”
— Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) July 22, 2021
As one fan points out, the first trailer for the remake features a small nod to Schofield’s contribution to the franchise, with shot lingering on a “Schofield Tools” product.
EA announced their full remake of Dead Space yesterday (July 22) during EA Play Live, confirming that the game was “rebuilt from the ground up” in the Frostbite game engine.
According to a press release ,this remake will include “an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics and more”.
EA Senior Producer Phillippe Ducharme shared that the team is “approaching this remake as a love letter to the franchise” and has been inviting fans to give feedback throughout production.
In other news, seven senior Borderlands 3 developers have left Gearbox to form a new studio and work on a new independent project.
Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford said that they left on “the best of terms” and that their departure would have “minimal disruption” to current Gearbox plans. Pitchford said: “Before their transition, the group was part of a not-yet-announced pre-production team and their departure will cause minimal disruption in our current plans.”