Dead Space 3 Will Offer In-Game Material Via Microtransactions
Microtransactions have become quite a popular tactic this generation, so don't be too surprised to see them in the new Dead Space.
According to what associate producer Yara Khoury told Eurogamer, Dead Space 3 will be the first installment in the critically acclaimed franchise to feature microtransactions.
Players will use actual money to purchase various resources and scrap parts, and that of course is entirely optional. The interesting part is that Khoury said scavenger bots might also provide you with currency that you "can use on the marketplace," so you don't have to dip into your actual wallet. We don't know how much each microtransaction will cost but apparently, there will be multiple bundle options available so you'll have come choices.
If you're wondering, though, you can't become super powerful right off the bat by forking over some extra bucks. Khoury explains that high-level parts are only available later in the game, whether you choose to buy them or not. The only difference is if you beat the game and start a New Game+, which makes perfect sense. Me, I'm sort of indifferent about the microtransaction thing, but only because I'd never do it in a million years.
Related Game(s): Dead Space 3
1/22/2013 10:16:00 AM Ben Dutka