Chuck Beaver, the former story producer of Dead Space 3, recently expressed his desire to give a fresh start to the controversial third installment of EA’s renowned horror franchise. In an interview with CaptainBribo on YouTube, Beaver, currently a principal narrative designer at Scopely, revealed that if given the opportunity, he would “redo the entire main story” while maintaining the game’s lore.
During the interview, Beaver stated, “Now in this remake territory I would redo Dead Space 3 almost completely… I would keep the lore beat that it’s predicated on, keep the lore you find out, I would have Ellie there but a [sic] different relationship… I would redo the entire main story. I would just throw away and rewrite, with what we’ve talked about.”
According to Beaver, his vision for the remake involves eliminating the love triangle between Isaac, Ellie, and Robert and focusing instead on the aftermath of Isaac’s brokenness from the end of Dead Space 2. “He tried to do [sic] the truth, it broke him. Now we’re in the consequences of him being broken,” Beaver elaborated.
However, it’s important to note that these comments do not serve as confirmation that a Dead Space 3 remake will materialize. Earlier this year, a remake of the original 2008 Dead Space game was released for PC and current-gen consoles, staying true to its roots with some graphical enhancements. As of now, EA has not announced any plans to remake the remaining games in the series.
In TechRadar Gaming’s review of Dead Space (2023), the remake received a perfect score of five out of five stars. The review stated, “The bones of the Dead Space remake may be over 15 years old, but you wouldn’t know that from playing it – its survival horror is thoroughly modern thanks to clever design tweaks, high-fidelity art, and smart use of the PS5’s controller.”