Dead Space 3 wasn’t particularly well received by fans at the time of release due to some major changes, but the game’s author would “almost completely revamp Dead Space 3” if he could.
While Dead Space 3 wasn’t the worst thing in the world, many fans didn’t like the approach to the story, and the switch to more action-heavy gameplay instead of survival horror was also viewed as negative. As it turns out, it’s not just those of you who are disappointed with the game’s outcome, as in an interview with the CaptainBribo podcast, writer and co-producer Chuck Beaver revealed that he would completely change the story of the threequel (thanks, PCGamesN).
“Now here [Dead Space] Remake Territory: I would almost completely remake Dead Space 3, but I would keep the story it’s based on, keep the story you find out, and I’d have Ellie there but in a different relationship [with Isaac] and redo the entire main story,” Beaver said on the podcast. Beaver further explained that he would also be abandoning the love triangle between Isaac, Ellie and Robert and that he would have kept the co-op gameplay but rewritten it to focus more on Isaac.
Beaver also addressed where some of the problems with the game might come from, explaining that the “Plan [with Dead Space 3] was that we would expand into other gameplay genres. All of these pieces together not only failed to create a new audience, they also lost the old audience. We weren’t allowed to make a horror game from the start.
Of course, we haven’t seen a new installment in the series at all since Dead Space 3’s release in 2013, although we did get Motive Studio’s Dead Space remake earlier this year. Interestingly, publisher EA has actually asked fans if they would be interested in remakes of Dead Space 2 and 3, so there’s always a chance that Beaver gets his wish. It’ll probably just take a while.