The more games are actually remastered or remastered, the more players are remastered, the harder it is to tell what exactly is a full remake and what is just a remaster. From a developer perspective, Dead Space Remake creator Roman Campos-Oriola has spoken out on the matter.
To the question: what is a remake and what is a remaster? Here’s what Campos-Oriola said.
For us, the remaster is what was done in the Mass Effect trilogy. They went with the same engine and upgraded some of their assets to better levels, but the same game. There are many definitions of a remake, but for me it’s a switch to a new engine and a complete overhaul of this game. After that, if you like how well you made the original game, it could end up being a remake and becoming a reboot. In this case, it’s more about having respect for the foundation, the genre, and the plot. A good example would be the recent remake of Evil 2, where the movie was mostly in a similar movie despite the fact that the direction has strayed a bit further.
Dead Space will be released on January 27th, 2023 on PS5, Xbox X|S and PC.
https://game-news24.com/2022/10/16/the-creators-of-dead-space-have-a-talk-about-how-the-remaster-differs-from-the-remake/ The creators of Dead Space have a talk about how the remaster differs from the remake