Original Dead Space co-creator says he's 'excited' by the remake

Dead Space
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Before he co-founded Sledgehammer Games and became known as a Call of Duty guy, Glen Schofield spent his days at EA Redwood Shores, later known as Visceral Games, where he headed up development on the groundbreaking horror game Dead Space. He wasn't involved in the development of either of the sequels, but following the announcement of the Dead Space remake at yesterday's EA Play, he said on Twitter that the series is still important to him, and he's looking forward to what comes next.

"Directing the original Dead Space was one of the highlights of my career," Schofield tweeted. "Excited to see what the EA MotiveStudio team does with it!"

Motive, the studio working on the project, replied in kind, crediting Schofield (and, one must assume, Redwood Shores) for paving the way.

The Callisto Protocol, in case you missed it, is a survival horror game in development at Schofield's Striking Distance Studios that looks a lot like Dead Space. It's even got neck-worn neon monitor-type things, although horizontal instead of vertical. It's also set in the PUBG universe for some reason. Details haven't been revealed yet but Schofield said he wants it to be "the most terrifying game of all time." It's expected out in 2022—you can get a look at the reveal cinematic below.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.