Around AOTF ×
Platforms
More
News

Dead Space 3 will feature optional micro-transactions

by | @AttackFanboy | on January 22, 2013

dead-space-3-microtransactions

Dead Space 3 will feature optional micro-transactions for players looking to thrust more of their real-world dollars into the game. With Dead Space 3 featuring a deeper crafting system than in previous games, players will be able to purchase scrap parts and materials to use in the crafting machine.

Visceral’s Yara Khoury explained this functionality, and why the Dead Space team chose to introduce this new mechanic into the game in the third installment.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Khoury says: “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,” they explained. But for players that don’t want to use the free scavenger option, players can purchase currency bundles, whose prices have yet to be outlined.

It doesn’t sound like players will be able to boost ahead with the most powerful weapons however. Khoury also said that there are a lot of weapons in Dead Space 3 that are only available at later stages in the game, unless the game is in New Game Plus mode.

Dead Space 3 is due to release early next month on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Read This Next
Visceral Auctioning Unique Dead Space 3 Items
Visceral Auctioning Unique Dead Space 3 Items

Visceral Games have put up listings of 50+ unique Dead Space 3 items on eBay, in order to raise funds...

People are still buying Xbox 360 despite next-gen looming
People are still buying Xbox 360 despite next-gen looming

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is still selling well in North America. According to the most recent NPD data, Microsoft has once...

Dead Space 4 cancellation rumors “clearly false”  says EA
Dead Space 4 cancellation rumors “clearly false” says EA

Earlier today, rumors suggested that EA is canning the Dead Space franchise due to poor sales. A lengthy rumor published...

Say Something