In a move that is likely to become a controversial topic for horror fans, Dead Space 3 now has micro transactions that allow players to use real-world money to purchase various resources like materials and scrap parts. Yes you heard it, you can use real money to pay for virtual better weaponry.
While it may seem like a controversial subject, Dead Space 3's associate producer Yara Khoury has said that it is entirely optional. "You can buy resources with real money but scavenger bots can also give you the currency you can use on the marketplace, so you don't have to spend [real-world] dollars." It has also been refuted that you will be able to buy the best weapons right from the start: "There are a lot of weapon parts that are only available to buy later in the game. Unless you're playing it through again [on New Game Plus]."
The pricing for these resources currently hasn't been revealed although there will be several currency bundles to choose from. This is the first game in the series to feature this element, although it's certainly not the first EA game to use micro transactions.
Dead Space 3 will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on the 8th February 2013 for Europe. What do you think about Microtransactions? Are they a good or bad idea?Last modified on