While investigating a distress call sent by the ship's medical officer , the vessel's crew is attacked by mutated human corpses; Issac is forced to fend for himself as he tries to save his surviving crewmates and learn the truth behind the loss of Ishimura. Games journalist Jeff Grubb of GamesBeat reported that a remake of Dead Space was in development at Motive on July 1, 2021. He speculated that the success of EA’s single-player Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and Capcom’s remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 were instrumental in the publisher’s decision to green-light the Dead Space remake. The game is being developed using EA’s proprietary Frostbite engine, which Motive Studios previously used to develop Star Wars: Squadrons and the single-player campaign of Star Wars Battlefront II. The developers intend to take advantage of SSDs on the ninth generation of consoles to have the game be presented as an “uninterrupted sequence shot”, absent of loading screens.