Dead Space 3 features microtransactions
- Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 06:44 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 6 Comments
The associate producer of Dead Space 3 has confirmed that action-horror sequel’s weapons crafting system will incorporate microtransactions.
Players attempting to cobble together a weapon that lacks the necessary resources will prompt a window to pop up, offering you the chance to purchase parts via downloadable content.
Check out the image below, courtesy of Eurogamer.
Resources can be obtained by yourself in the field, sending out bots to scavenge for them, or buying them from an in-game store.
"You can buy resources with real money, but scavenger bots can also give you the currency that you can use on the marketplace. So you don't have to spend [real world] dollars,” explained Yara Khoury, during a chinwag with Eurogamer.
Does this mean you can arm Isaac with the cream of the crop of weapons from the outset and blast through missions? In short, no:
No you can't!" assured Khoury. "There are a lot of weapon parts that are only available to buy later in the game. Unless you're playing through it again [on New Game Plus]."
Dead Space 3 is scheduled to ship for PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in February 2013. How do you feel about the addition of microtransactions? Join in the discussion on the PSU Forums.
- 7:06am EST - January 22nd, 2013
Wow, slowly but surley looking at all these new changes it seems they have butchered the Dead Space series. A shame.
Seruh | Seruh_
- 7:35am EST - January 22nd, 2013
The fact that the words action-horror exist instead or survival horror saddens me quite a bit. This series is too awesome to be turned in this direction. It's like Resident Evil all over again.
- 8:37am EST - January 22nd, 2013
Yeah, but does it do 3D?
- 11:23am EST - January 22nd, 2013
So, who's interested in the XBOX 360 version?..
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 6:33pm EST - January 22nd, 2013
I don't expect anything great from EA to begin with, so this doesn't come as a surprise. They are foolish when it comes to game development.
- 7:34pm EST - February 4th, 2013
@4 - I'm not, but I'm glad that PSU are keeping us informed by letting us know what consoles the game is available on, rather than us being misled into thinking the game is a PlayStation exclusive.
Selective omission, I believe, is what you're after. Unfortunately for you, the majority of news readers like to know all the facts, and not have other information, such as availability to the competition, being witheld from us.
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