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…