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Dead Space 3 will offer microtransactions as part of its weapon crafting system, the game's producer has confirmed.

As originally spotted by Eurogamer, trying to create a weapon you don't have enough resources for causes the below screen to pop up, which offers you the ability to get some additional parts through "downloadable content".



The resources needed to craft weapons can be found in a number of ways: you can pick them up yourself, send out scavenger bots to forage for them or, apparently, conveniently buy them from the in-game store.

The game's associate producer Yara Khoury told the site that "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."

She also refuted the suggestion that you'd be able to buy all the game's best weapons right out of the blocks, making missions a breeze. "No you can't!" she explained. "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]."

Pricing for the extra resources hasn't been revealed, but Khoury explained that different sized packs will be available for varying costs.

While this is the first game in the series to feature microtransactions, EA has published other titles that use the system. The most prominent of these is last year's Mass Effect 3, which allowed you buy reinforcement packs when playing the game's multiplayer modes.


It's not as bad as it sounds since you don't have to participate in this but i guess this seems to be the future. I am guessing these are the kind of microtransactions are rumoured to be Destiny. Get a bigger in game gun with money if you want to.