Joining the laundry list of games that feature microtransactions (AKA “nearly every game, these days”) is Dead Space 3, confirmed to feature an element that will allow users to spend real-world money to buy crafting resources — if they want to.
“You can buy resources with real money, but scavenger bots can also give you the currency that you can use on the marketplace,” Dead Space 3 associate producer Yara Khoury clarified in an interview with Eurogamer. “So you don’t have to spend [real world] dollars.”
Khoury also explained that it’s not possible to just drop mad Hamiltons and buy the best guns from the start. “No you can’t! 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].”
Interesting stuff. What do you think about the whole thing?