KEY POINTS

  • An old EA IP is reportedly getting revived by EA Motive
  • Fans are speculating that "Dead Space" could be the game in question
  • An official announcement will be made during EA Play in July

Rumors of a potential revival of an old EA Games IP is currently floating around the internet, and many fans are speculating on which one of Electronic Arts’ many canceled titles are going to get a second shot at a new series.

EA Motive, the studio behind “Star Wars Squadrons” and 2017’s “Star Wars Battlefront 2” alongside DICE, is reportedly working on one of EA’s previously canned games according to VGC. Nothing else is known about what game this might be other than a rumor that a new game will be revealed on EA Play, which is scheduled for July.

The rumor was started by GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb who said on a stream that EA Motive was working on a revival project that’s set to be shown to the public on the EA Play event. Grubb said that he cannot reveal anything about the project, but he thinks fans will be happy with the announcement.

Dead Space is a sci-fi survival horror game featuring grotesque monsters and brutal violence Dead Space is a sci-fi survival horror game featuring grotesque monsters and brutal violence Photo: Electronic Arts

Gamers are speculating that the dead game in question might be “Dead Space,” a third-person survival horror game by the now-defunct Visceral Games. “Dead Space” received critical acclaim and the adoration of horror game fans for its brutal violence, finely-crafted mythos and proper execution of horror in an immersive sci-fi environment.

The “Dead Space” series fell out of favor despite its success when EA shifted its priorities toward multiplayer games. However, a revival for “Dead Space” is now very likely after the massive success of singleplayer games like “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.”

It’s worth noting that “Dead Space” isn’t the only established IP that got scrapped by EA. The “Command & Conquer” series of RTS games also met its demise along with a myriad of other “Star Wars” games that were supposedly in development.

Considering Motive’s experience with “Star Wars” games, it’s possible that the project in question may actually be one of the axed “Star Wars” games from the past, including one open world title that Visceral Games was supposed to develop until the studio’s closure and the project’s eventual cancellation.

Glen Schofield, one of the original founders of Visceral Games, is currently working together with South Korean publisher KRAFTON to create “The Callisto Protocol,” a survival horror game that serves as a spiritual successor to “Dead Space.” The game is set to release some time in 2022.