Dead Space 3 Includes Microtransactions to Buy Weapons

Microtransactions are coming to the Dead Space franchise. In Dead Space 3, players can purchase crafting resources with real money to create better weapons.

Dead Space 3′s crafting system is based on resources that can be picked up by the player, picked up by scavenger bots the player can send out, or bought with real money through the in-game store. Speaking with Eurogamer, Dead Space 3 associate producer Yara Khoury explained:

“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.”

Khoury insisted that players won’t be able to immediately purchase the best gear in the game, however, saying, “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].”

I sense a slippery slope ahead…

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8 Comments on Dead Space 3 Includes Microtransactions to Buy Weapons


On January 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Trouble brewing…


On January 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Oh, look, EA wants more money.
They won’t be getting any from me, because I won’t be buying DS3.


On January 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm

You are stupid SevenCell. Me i WILL buy Dead Space 3 because the game look awesome. I will not prevent myself buying a good game just because everyone say EA is evil or consider it evil.


On January 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm

“A consumer gets engaged in a property, they might spend 10,20,30,50 hours on the game and then when they’re deep into the game they’re well invested in in. We’re not gouging, but we’re charging and at that point in time the commitment can be pretty high.”

“But it is a great model and I think it represents a substantially better future for the industry.”

- John Riccitiello


On January 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Well done EA, you are just one step away from Pay Per Bullet. The one thing people have been “jokingly” suggesting is their ultimate goal as a money making scheme. Such a vision seems more and more real with each EA release.

No purchase from me, I do not support con-men.


On January 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

pity — didn’t buy diablo3 for the real life money AH, neither buying this then … shame, looked interesting


On January 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm

The idea that the game is so focused on co-op and interaction but is not split-screen was the reason I refused to purchase this.

Knowing that they want me to pay for the best weapons in the game. . . . that’s just disgusting.

Ball Harness

On January 23, 2013 at 6:33 am

Clearly they have introduced a grind mechanic to justify these micro transactions. You can wait 30 hours for bots to collect resources or you can get them now for just 99 cents.