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Dead Space creator Glen Schofield recently shared his feelings about Dead Space Remake, including that he feels “a little weird” not to be involved in the upcoming project.
Talk with game informantSchofield said he took the announcement of Dead Space Remake “as a compliment” and was glad the franchise had been given “a second life” but was “still a bit disappointed” that it didn’t. be involved in the upcoming title.
“I took [the annoucnement] as a compliment. I always take it as a compliment. I’m still a little bummed about that too. There’s this weird, weird thing, like you’re not attached to your own game,” Schofield told Game Informer. “It’s a weird feeling. […] They want to make a better game than the one you made.”
Schofield was the creator and executive producer of Dead Space (2008) while employed at Visceral Games and provided creative input to Dead Space 2 before leaving the studio to co-found Sledgehammer Games in 2009. However, Schofield was not involved in 2013’s Dead Space 3.
The remake of his original game was announced last year, and Schofield has made it clear that he hopes the new Dead Space will be successful: “I wish them luck because I want to see the franchise live: that’s where I want to be. I want to play. I want them to succeed. I’m glad the franchise now has a second life.”
Since leaving EA, Schofield has repeatedly shared his thoughts on Dead Space. In 2019, during an interview with Ars TechnicaSchofield opened up about developing the original Dead Space, telling the outlet that he loved making the game, that it was a “real high point in [his] career”, and notes towards the end that with any luck, he would make “one of those games again”.
Although Schofield isn’t working on Dead Space, Striking Distance Studio’s upcoming sci-fi horror game The Callisto Protocol has some major similarities to his previous creation. In the Game Informer article, Schofield addresses these similarities head-on: “I’m not going to shy away from a good idea because it was in one of my games. All game creators look at ideas from other games Picasso said, “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” Well, why not steal from me?
The Callisto Protocol is currently in development and is aiming for a 2022 release. When Schofield announced it in late 2020, he told us he was trying to make “the scariest game on next-gen platforms.” The Dead Space Remake is set to release on January 27, 2023.
Taylor is the Associate Technical Writer at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.