It’s been confirmed that Eric Baptizat—formerly director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla—is leading the team as game director on the Dead Space remake at EA Motive.
That’s according to Video Games Chronicle who first reported that Baptizat confirmed as such on his LinkedIn page. It first came to light that Baptizat had departed Ubisoft for EA Motive back in June, before the Dead Space remake was formally announced. While it was very much expected he’d be joining the Dead Space team, it’s nice to have it confirmed and in what capacity he’ll be on the project.
Baptizat worked at Ubisoft for sixteen years on several Assassin’s Creed titles prior to becoming Game Director on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. He was also Lead Game Designer on Assassin’s Creed Origins and also worked on Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.
As Video Games Chronicle also note, quite a few former Ubi staffers have jumped to EA Motive to work on the remake, including creative director Roman Campos-Oriola, senior producer Phillippe Ducharme and senior technical designer Daphney Alarie to name but a few. Of course, there’s also a number of Visceral Games veterans in the mix, including art director Mike Yazijian who worked on Dead Space 2.
The Dead Space remake will use the Frostbite engine and may even include content that was cut from the original game. There’s still no release date yet, but will launch for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC when it does.