When Dead Space 3 launched last week, players were quick to find what seemed to be an exploit that allowed for resource farming. These resources allow players to build bigger and better weapons and this glitch ultimately circumvents the in-game micro-transactions that allow players to purchase minerals for a small fee via DLC.
Well it turns out this “glitch” isn’t a glitch after all. Visceral says these parts of the game were intentionally put into the game so that players could farm resources to use in the game’s workbench. This means that Visceral won’t be patching this method of acquiring resources in future updates for the game.
The developers told GameFront in a recent statement about the Resource Glitch: “The resource-earning mechanic in Dead Space 3 is not a glitch. We have no plans to issue a patch to change this aspect of the game. We encourage players to explore the game and discover the areas where resources respawn for free. We’ve deliberately designed Dead Space 3 to allow players to harvest resources by playing through the game. For those that wish to accumulate upgrades instantly, we have enabled an optional system for them to buy the resources at a minimal cost ($1-$3).”
Dead Space 3 released last week for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. In case you missed our review of Dead Space 3, you can find that here. If you’ve yet to pick up your copy of the latest adventures of Issac Clarke, you can enter our Dead Space Giveaway which ends later today February 10th.