Dead Space 3 includes micro-transactions as part of its weapon crafting system, Eurogamer can reveal.
We spotted mention of “downloadable content” during a recent hands-on play session with the game. The message pops up when you don’t have enough resources to piece together the beefy new weapon you’re after.
It states: “Cannot craft. Additional resources required.”
These resources (materials, scrap parts and the like) can be picked up by the player, picked up by scavenger bots you send out, or alternatively bought through a quick purchase from the in-game store.
“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 explained to Eurogamer. “So you don’t have to spend [real world] dollars.”