The new Dead Space arrives this month, but it’s not cheap. So can you save some money by getting it through Xbox Game Pass?
After all, the original Dead Space is available on Xbox through EA Play which, in turn is free for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. And PC Game Pass subscribers also get access to the PC version of the original, again through EA Play.
Unfortunately, the bad news is that the Dead Space remake will only be “free” through EA Play Pro (which is PC only). It won’t be free to regular EA Play subscribers, hence it won’t, at launch, be available through Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass.
That’s not to say that’s always going to be the case. It’s possible that, further down the line, one of two things will happen. It’s likely that the Dead Space remake will become available on regular EA Play at some point. And if that happens, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers and PC Game Pass subscribers will be able to play it for free.
Or, secondly, it may join Xbox Game Pass later. Though, given that the original Xbox is still an EA Play-only title, we suspect that won’t happen. But if you’re a PC gamer, you could pay $14.99 a month for EA Play Pro – and since the new Dead Space has a $70 RRP it might be worth subscribing just for a month.
But on launch day and for the immediate future, the new Dead Space won’t be on Game Pass.