EA shoots down rumors of a canceled Dead Space 2 remake: "There is no validity to this story"

An image from Dead Space

It's never fun when you have to report on a game that almost certainly isn't happening, especially when it has as much potential as a Dead Space 2 remake, but indeed, it sounds like a sequel to the brilliant 2023 Dead Space remake isn't coming anytime soon.

On Wednesday, Grubb said during his Game Mess Mornings podcast that EA Motive had begun conceptual work on a Dead Space 2 remake but ultimately shelved the project due to poor sales from the first remake. However, EA Motive was quick to shut down Grubb's reporting with this statement obtained by IGN: "We don't normally comment on rumors but there is no validity to this story."

IGN's own reporting corroborates EA's statement that the studio never considered a Dead Space 2 remake. Grubb, meanwhile, stood his ground in a response to the statement and IGN's report.

"I give you my permission to believe EA if you want, but whenever a company says 'that isn't true' but they don't specify which part of the story they are talking about, well... yeah," Grubb said. "Dead Space 2 was definitely being planned. It had a code name. And they aren't making it now."

Ultimately, whether you believe Grubb or EA and IGN, it's a bummer to hear we'll probably never get a remake of Dead Space 2. The first remake is pretty much perfect, and I would've loved to see EA Motive's take on the sequel, but for the time being the studio says it's committed to working on its big budget Iron Man game and Battlefield

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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.