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Dead Space writer hints new game will be revealed at this week's PS5 event

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It sure seems like Dead Space writer Antony Johnston is about to show off a new game during Thursday's PS5 (opens in new tab) Future of Gaming event (opens in new tab).

The video game writer and novelist, who also penned 2012's Zombi U and the English script for Binary Domain, took to Twitter on Tuesday to tease the "big" video game he's been working on for nearly two years.

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Of course, it's natural to speculate about a potential new entry in the Dead Space series, or perhaps Binary Domain 2 (personally, I'd love a Zombi U sequel on Switch), but it's just as likely to be a brand new IP. Johnston gave a single "hint" as to what he's teasing, and it's... well, it's not much.

Replying to a fan on Twitter, Johnston - presumably with a wink of the eye - wrote, "hint: you play a character having a really bad time." Seeing as that description applies to 90% of video games, we're left without much choice but to wait impatiently for Thursday.

Fortunately, that's only a matter of hours away. The big PS5 event is set to reveal a slew of upcoming PS5 games (opens in new tab), and potentially PS5 price (opens in new tab) details and a look at the hardware itself. We already know Sony Santa Monica will be involved (opens in new tab) with the showcase, which could point to a sequel to 2018's God of War. And there's a chance we'll see Horizon Zero Dawn 2 (opens in new tab) and Spider-Man PS (opens in new tab)5. If we're connecting the dots accurately, Johnston's new project would be just one of many exciting PS5 reveals.

Be sure to stay tuned for even more big next-gen reveals at the Future Games Show (opens in new tab), kicking off Saturday, June 13.

Jordan Gerblick
Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.