The Dead Space remake has been finished as a demake in the PS1 style. The dated horror game received a visual facelift in the remake, yet the 2008 version still looks nice today.
The time of bringing back vintage games is still proving profitable for developers and publishers, as evidenced by the current success of the recent Resident Evil 4 remake. Indeed, there will be more releases shortly as the horror gaming genre enters something of a golden period.
The first Dead Space was a success when it was released, helping to revitalize the genre at a time when well-known series like Resident Evil were going through an identity crisis. It is regarded by many as one of the scariest games of all time, comparable to Silent Hill and Outlast.
Motive’s remake, which brought the DS back to life again, was as well appreciated as the original. Still, some members of the fandom are intrigued to see what would happen if this contemporary game were given a more vintage appearance.
According to Bloody Disgusting, Dead Space has been fully playable but visually antiquated, thanks to Itch.io user and independent developer Fraser Brumley. This fan-made effort, or “demake,” which is the reverse of a remake, has been in the works for a while and is now accessible for download.
Everything gamers enjoy about the official game appears to be retained, albeit with graphics more in keeping with the PS1 period. This demake has received high appreciation from many page comments, and YouTube playthrough clips, and Brumley predicts that there will be more efforts of this nature in the future.
Dead Space Demake is done!
I'll be releasing it on @itchio, Monday April 10th.#lowpoly #deadspace #deadspacedemake #PSX@HauntedPs1 pic.twitter.com/u8UzmJN3DB
— Fraser Brumley (@brumley53) April 8, 2023
Also, this is not the first time Isaac Clarke’s adventures have received a negative review. Dead Space was depicted in 2022 as a recreation of a vintage Resident Evil game, preferably one from the 1990s, replete with tank controls and fixed camera angles.
Something is exciting about envisioning what a more recent product might be like if it had been released decades earlier. Fans are eager to see what Motive and EA have in store for the series in the hopes of a Dead Space 2 remake.
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It might even prompt the publisher and studio to create a brand-new Dead Space game, but that’s just wishful thinking.