New game from Dead Space writer to be revealed in PS5 showcase

Warning: May contain spooks.

The scriptwriter for the original Dead Space has teased a new game to be revealed during the PS5 showcase this week

Our memories of Dead Space largely involve wildly screaming “Why does it have so many legs? What is it doing to that corpse?!?” But among all the tears, screams and an uncomfortable number of bloody limbs floating in zero-g, we’re reliably assured that the original game had a solid story hiding somewhere among the necromorph-filled halls of the ship. 

Good news for those who could stomach Dead Space’s spooks, then, as original scriptwriter Antony Johnston has teased that a new game he’s been working on will be shown during Thursday’s PlayStation 5 showcase.

Johnston posted the news on Twitter with the message: “As some of you know, I’ve been working on a big videogame for almost 2 years now. In totally unrelated news, you should all watch the PS5 launch event on Thursday.”

While we don’t know much about the game to be revealed, it seems pretty likely that it’ll be a horror title given Johnston replied to a request for a hint by saying “Hint: you play a character having a really bad time.” Ooh err. That said, Johnston has worked on much more than just horror in the years since Dead Space, having helped out on less-so-scary titles such as Shadow of Mordor.

Naturally, many fans will be eager for the slightest chance of a new Dead Space title, especially given the franchise drifted pretty far from actual scares (or a sensible story) with the third, action-heavy and co-operative entry in the series. 

What we’ll actually be getting will have to wait until Sony’s broadcast at 1pm PT on Thursday. Either way, the involvement of Johnston has certainly piqued plenty of interest and we’re eager to find out more during the show. We’ll be covering the show as all the big news is revealed, so be sure to check back on Thursday for further details when they arrive.

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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