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Dead Space 3 includes microtransactions

Dead Space 3 is to be the latest game to include microtransactions according to a new report.

Eurogamer spotted at a recent preview event that you'll be able to use real money and immediately clarified things with Dead Space 3 associate producer Yara Khoury.

"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.

You won't be able to do this right from the start, taking away an unfair advantage players who decide to spend may have, "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]," said Khoury.

A demo for Dead Space 3 is available now. The game itself arrives next month.

Edited On 22 Jan, 2013

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troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
In a full price game? From EA? This is going to be nothing but pay to win cash grabbing
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Really Really don't want to see all developer go down this route. micro transactions in games normally means the games are mostly free to get. This is buy this game then buy this stuff too it was a massive fail in ME3 multi-player meaning only the richest can get on the leader boards
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0000000000 4 years ago
load of b****cks come on its not facebook or zynga that my wife is addicted to... typical money grabbing EA screw u i wont ever go down that road when u pay 40 quid for the game in the first place
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Bindiana 4 years ago
This seems a very dangerous route to go down I would not want to see a pay to win structure in a full retail release in a game.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Until people will learn to play fair and earn their way to being the best, then I can't see this form ever changing. You don't have to touch it, so I don't see it as too much of a bad thing.
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But if the thing is offered to you during the game, the temptation is there. If EA have done it "right" they will put a frustratingly hard difficulty spike just after the first time you're offered, say, a new and more powerful weapon. Then, after a couple of unsuccessful attempts, people will start spending to get past the section. Then do it automatically later on when it happens because they're concerned it'll happen again. It then feeds itself. "I bought the gun, I got through the section easy. Must remember to buy the next one" It's an awful marketing strategy, but it'll be more than successful I think. It is absolutely a bad thing. Some companies do Microtransactions well. But, companies like EA are not in it to do it right, they have seen the opportunity at the cash grab. And coming from the same Dev and publisher, I fear for Army of Two 3 now
troublemaker 4 years ago
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But if the person never completes it, and all it would take is him putting in £3.00 to complete the section he was stuck on and in part get him on a path of completing the game, it's worth it for that person. People don't need to buy in to it, people just like the easy way out.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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But it's the hump of that first purchase. Once you've made the first payment for your first item, it's a slippery slope from there. While yes, it is up to the individual, if EA (or any other company) see it turning a profit, then it will be a common part of more games, and not every dev will balance it properly. for some people, paying a fiver for an unfair advantage on the field is worth it. Not caring whether or not it ruins the game for others
troublemaker 4 years ago
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This is all just my opinion of course. But personally, DS3 has just dropped down in my list of priorities because of this
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Deltadee 4 years ago
If people stopped buying £10 map packs,DLC and Micro stuff then companies wouldn't make them , the only way we are going to see this stop is if people stop which prob wont happen :(
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J-D 4 years ago
ugh, think im gonna skip this in protest
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mrmakawber 4 years ago
So, it's an easy win if you spend "loadsamoney" game. Sad, Sad, Sad
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Can see why they have done this, EA make an absolute killing on Fifa with people buying packs on ultimate team. Some people have spent £200+ on it. Don't agree with it myself but it's a way for EA to line their pockets.
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That's the winning post right there, EA are like bloodhounds when it comes to money.
iMerle iDixon 4 years ago
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Beazi 4 years ago
I think I will go down the traditional route of trying to complete the game using no other means than run.
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Dead 4 years ago
Meh, EA have been doing this for years with all sorts of games, I didn't use it then and I won't now. I suppose it's not so bad with a single player game, as the buyer is only cheating themselves, it's crap when they do it with multiplayer games though, pressures other people in to buying it too.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
EA you can go take a run and jump for all I care now & as a matter of principle I'm not going to be buying any of your games anymore at least not new anyway
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James26 4 years ago
The implementation of micro transactions is one of two things that I worry about when it comes to the state of gaming, the other is pre-order incentives that are split up between editions of the game/retailers/platforms etc. Micro transactions work in some "games", but games like DS3 shouldn't have them whereby you can upgrade X or Y super early in the game and beast your way through it. This was prevalent in NBA 2K13's MyCareer mode this year where players were spending real money on more VC so that they can upgrade their player quicker and not actually have to play and earn the VC. It obviously makes the developers/publishers a lot of money as there are some people that are willing to lay down money for those extras, but personally, I don't see the point. I want to work my way through a game and feel satisfied once it's completed or 100%'ed rather than feel like i've just cheated/bought my way through it.

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