Right now’s EA Play presentation concluded with a bang with the reveal that the unique Useless Area is getting a full-on remake. The long-rumored mission is being developed completely for new-gen consoles and PC and can give a premium facelift to Isaac Clark’s horrific journey aboard the USG Ishimura.
EA’s Motive Studios, the developer behind Star Wars Squadrons and Star Wars Battlefront II, is rebuilding Useless Area from the ground-up utilizing the Frostbite Engine. Moreover enhancing the sport with premium lighting, textures, and property, EA’s press launch states that the sport will characteristic an “improved story, characters, and gameplay mechanics”.
The writer doesn’t go into particulars on what these enhancements entail, however the narrative premise stays the identical: as everyman house engineer Isaac Clark, you’re on a mission to restore the USG Ishimura, a mining ship, solely to find it has been overrun by terrifying alien creatures referred to as necromorphs. These monsters haven’t solely slaughtered many of the Ishimura’s crew, however they’ll additionally reanimate corpses. The worst information is that your girlfriend Nicole, is stationed someplace on the ship. Isaac should race to search out Nicole whereas combating the necromorph scourge in addition to his personal deteriorating sanity.
Useless Area launched in October 2008 and was hailed as a horror masterpiece that blended the tense sci-fi horror of Alien with distinctive storytelling and satisfying, dismemberment-focused fight. Recreation Informer scored the sport a 9.25 out of 10, with reviewer Andrew Reiner summing up the sport’s horror saying “Useless Area is technically a survival horror recreation, however it ought to actually be in comparison with movement image juggernauts The Factor and Aliens, because it channels the essence of these movies greater than it does another recreation. If horror is your forte, dim the lights, crank up the encompass sound, and take the deepest breath you ever have. I believe you will agree, no recreation has ever been this scary.”
In a press launch, Phillippe Ducharme, senior producer on the mission, expresses the love and care going into the mission saying “The Useless Area franchise made a big impact on the survival horror style when it was launched 12 years in the past, and I got here to Motive as a fan first to particularly work on this recreation. We have now a passionate staff at Motive who’re approaching this remake as a love letter to the franchise. Going again to the unique and having the chance to take action on subsequent gen consoles excited everybody on the staff. As we glance to modernize the sport, we’ve reached out to devoted followers and invited them to offer us with suggestions for the reason that early phases of manufacturing to ship the Useless Area recreation they need and for brand spanking new gamers to get pleasure from as effectively.”
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