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AC: Valhalla director joins EA Motive, the studio behind Dead Space Reboot

Published: 15:28, 26 June 2021
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Eric Baptizat, best known for leading Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, Origins and the most recent Valhalla, has joined EA Motive, the studio behind the rumoured Dead Space reboot.

Ubisoft game director Eric Baptizat has joined EA Motive, the studio behind Star Wars: Squadrons, to work on an unannounced game. 

Baptizat had spent 16 years at Ubisoft and is best known for his work on three critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed games including Black Flag, Origins and the most recent Viking-themed Valhalla.

Over the last couple of weeks, we heard rumours that EA Motive studio could be behind the yet-to-be-announced Dead Space Reboot title, where Baptizat's experience with third-person games could certainly come in handy.

As reported by Gematsu, Motive studio's new Dead Space would be would be a "reimagining" of the franchise, not a full on sequel to the original trilogy.

Visceral A man in full armour shooting a zombie Dead Space

At the time of writing, EA did not confirm that Motive studio are working on such title but reliable sources like Jeff Grubb and WindowsCentral's Jez Corden hinted that the project in the works is indeed Dead Space and should be revealed at EA Play next month.

We're glad to see that EA are bringing the franchise back from the dead since it's one of our favourite horror series but until we see it in action, we won't be going full hype mode.

EA have let us down too many times so a little bit of caution won't hurt here.

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Sources: Axios , VGC , Gematsu

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