Dead Space can scare Xbox One gamers thanks to backwards compatibility

The Xbox One has added yet another Xbox 360 game to the list of titles that can be played on the console. Electronic Arts' sci-fi survival horror game Dead Space is the latest game added to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list.

The latest addition was revealed on the Major Nelson Twitter page. Dead Space was first released in 2008 and puts the player in control of a space engineer named Isaac Clarke. He goes to the mining ship USG Ishimura and encounters an alien infestation of creatures called the Necromorphs. A sequel, Dead Space 2, was released in 2011 and a third game, Dead Space 3, came out in 2013. So far, EA has not revealed any plans to continue the Dead Space series to current gen consoles so offering the original, via backwards compatibility, will have to do.

If you already own the digital copy of Dead Space and also have a Xbox One, it will show up under Ready to Install in your console's Games & Apps section.

John Callaham