Following years of inactivity for one of the most beloved yet sadly commercially unsuccessful survival horror franchises, Dead Space is finally coming back with a much-vaunted remake that remains truthful to the original while adding some welcomed modern tweaks. Releasing as a next-gen experience, players can already play the original game via Xbox Game Pass, but can the same be said of the remake?
The answer is yes, the Dead Space remake is coming to Game Pass, but only to those with Ultimate and also not at launch.
Game Pass Ultimate subscribers also have access to EA Play, a service that includes almost all of EA’s published games, within the subscription price of Ultimate. However, not all games are added to EA Play on day one, with players usually having to wait for 6-12 months before a new game is added to the service. The length of time it takes before a game is added to EA Play (and therefore Game Pass Ultimate) really does depend on things like the size of the game, its popularity, and any deal worked out between EA and Microsoft.
To be on the safe side, and for it to fit in with the spooky season, you should conservatively look to October 2023 for a release window for the Dead Space remake on Game Pass Ultimate.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs $14.99/£10.99 a month.
About Dead Space Remake
Dead Space 2023 is a remake of the iconic 2008 horror hit that sees Isaac Clarke trying to unravel the mystery of what happened to the crew aboard the USG Ishimura, a mining ship in the outer reaches of space.
It’s not long before Clarke encounters deformed creatures known as Necromorphs with nothing but his Plasma Cutter for company. Players will have to dismember limbs while upgrading Isaac’s engineering tools (including his classic suit) to have any chance of escaping the ship alive.
The 2023 remake adds a whole bunch of quality of life changes that you would expect, the most notable of which is the upgrade in visual fidelity — Dead Space will be making the most of the more powerful tech provided by the newer consoles. As well as that, players can expect to be at the mercy of the game’s Intensity Director, a new system that maintains tension more consistently for the player, with there being 1200 unique events under the hood.
Players should also look forward to a voiced Isaac this time out (he was mute until the second game originally) and also brand new areas for side activities alongside some story elements, such as the Church of Unitology, now being fully fleshed out.
Dead Space launches January 27th, 2023 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X & S for an RRP of £69.99/$69.99 on consoles, and £49.99/$59.99 on PC. It’s also included day one with EA Play Pro on PC only.
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