On the same day the Dead Space remake was released, someone ran a benchmark test on it with an Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics card and discovered that it couldn’t keep up with playable framerates. The runner claims that Motive’s updated version of the classic survival horror film from 2008 does not perform as well as The Callisto Protocol.
While The Callisto Protocol by Striking Distance Studios may not have succeeded as well as director Glen Schofield had hoped in terms of sales, and fans were worried about performance concerns when the game premiered, it did receive some positive reviews.
Now that Isaac Clarke is back, Ishimura’s claustrophobic body terror may be relieved in all its terrifying detail. There are a lot of differences between the original Dead Space and this new edition, but it still manages to keep what fans loved about the original.
The most noticeable alteration is undoubtedly Clarke’s voice acting by Gunner Wright, who previously portrayed the alien-stomping engineer in Dead Space 2 and 3. However, despite the remake’s widespread acclaim, some issues were discovered during a performance evaluation.
DSO Gaming has reported that the Nvidia RTX 4090, capable of delivering 60 frames per second, has trouble paying those frames in Dead Space. Given this, the paper continues, The Callisto Protocol operates considerably more smoothly.
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A video of the remake’s prologue for the Nintendo DS may be seen on YouTube, with a framerate that doesn’t seem to go much higher than 50. However, several commenters have claimed to have achieved outstanding performance with a 4090.
While the tester acknowledges that the game’s performance improves significantly after the opening cutscene, they also note that there are still certain instances where the framerate falls below 60fps.
One player speculated that the test CPU’s temperature of nearly 100 degrees Celsius was to blame, while another said restarting their system improved performance.
Whatever the situation, it may be an outlier and have nothing to do with the game’s overall performance. Dead Space was re-released on January 27 to generally positive reviews. Critics praised the game’s ability to improve upon 2008 original while still preserving the qualities that made it famous to fans.
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The renaissance of horror is continuing strong, especially regarding remakes, as evidenced by the impending release of Resident Evil 4 and Bloober Team’s reinvention of Silent Hill 2. Fans of terrifying video games have a lot to look forward to, as Dead Space demonstrates. You can now purchase Dead Space for PC, PS5, and Xbox One S.