Following an issue with how the Dead Space Remake handles VRS, developer EA Motive says a new patch will resolve the issue.
Following its release last week, the developers of the dead space remake has officially confirmed that the studio will fix the game’s graphical issues. dead space recently saw a resurgence among fans when the remake gave the popular franchise a much-needed updated look and feel.
The 2023 version of the horror title came as a welcome addition to this year’s roster of games. The dead space remake shipped with some notable differences from the original, including giving a voice to Isaac Clarke, the game’s protagonist. Fans have already praised EA Motive’s work, especially for some fine details like the Improved details about Isaac’s costume and how the protagonist interacts in certain situations. However, that’s not to say the remake isn’t without its share of issues.
Recently, Digital Foundry’s John Linneman pointed out one of the game’s issues with how it handles Variable Rate Shading (VRS) on the PS5 and PC. According to John, “VRS causes shaded regions to lose most of their detail”, although the actual resolution may be higher in Dead space. It now appears that Motive fixes the issue on both platforms. An official response from the developers on Reddit claimed that the team is working on a toggle to disable VRS on PC as well as its graphics issue on the PS5. Although the studio has yet to specify an ETA for the updates.
Of course, VRS isn’t the only technical problem. A benchmark test indicates that EA Motive’s remake struggles to hit 60fps even with a new Nvidia RTX 4090 and that, comparatively, The Callisto Protocol works better than new dead space. Although it should be noted that the tester also acknowledged that the game performed better after the intro sequence. Either way, general fan reception suggests that this may not be a prevalent issue for many players.
It remains to be seen how EA Motive will evolve with the dead space franchise, and it wouldn’t be too far off to assume another remake is in the works. In fact, some of the post-game dialogue indicates a possible Dead space 2 remake. Although an announcement has yet to be officially made, Motive could likely begin development soon. If this were to happen, the Dead space 2 the remake might come with a faster turnaround given that a noticeable amount of asset development work has already been done, and the original remake suffered numerous delays throughout its development cycle.
dead space is now available for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
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