Dead Space 3 has micro-transactions: Grind or Pay

Good job EA.

Posted By | On 22nd, Jan. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


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EA has put micro-transactions in its upcoming Dead Space 3, Eurogamer reports.

In Dead Space 3 you can craft your own weapon but you need certain items which you can either pick up yourself or send a service bot to collect them which presumably will take time, or pay money to EA to unlock the gun.

This is a F2P model which has infiltrated into $60 games, and I think EA have done this before with Need for Speed: Carbon, but I’m not sure.

The site spotted this during a hands-on session and the text on the screen said: “Cannot craft. Additional resources required.”

“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 said. “So you don’t have to spend [real world] dollars.”

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Whatever it is, this model shouldn’t be used in $60 games. They will purposely create games so that grinding is required and people will be frustrated and spend money on it.

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  • Intellectual Parrot

    How about, don’t buy this game?

  • PO’d at EA

    It’s no secret that the people in charge of EA are money grubbing whores who will do anything to make a buck. They started this with pay to play multiplayer and now it’s mainstream. micro-transactions should be reserved for free to play games only where small indi-developers have no other way to make money, and cosmetic extras like armor and avatar items. This is a bad precedence to set, and will make Hardcore game modes a joke.

    I preordered the game before i knew about this so i could get my hands on the free DS1 game. Had i known about this though, i would have bought it used as to avoid rewarding the destruction of our gaming culture.


 

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