It looks like publisher Electronic Arts are at it again, as it has just been discovered their forthcoming title, Dead Space 3, will support micro-transactions. The purchases will be based around the game’s weapon crafting system.
One of the many unique features in Dead Space 3 – apart from the new icy setting and co-op mode – is the ability to craft weapons using parts found throughout the game’s levels. However, if a player failed to come across a part, and did not want to seek it out using the game’s scavenger bots, they can cut out the middleman (and the time) and simply purchase a DLC pack that gives them the part or resource.
Eurogamer discovered the devious little micro-transaction trick when trying to craft a weapon without the necessary resource. If the resource is not in the player’s inventory a screen pops up that says: “Cannot craft. Additional resources required.” And below that message is the option to purchase downloadable content.
Dead Space 3 Associate Producer Yara Khoury further confirmed the feature, but stressed that real money are not necessary for the weapon crafting there is actual a system put in place – the aforementioned server bots – that players can use to find all the resources they need. In essence, the micro-transaction is optional, and nothing is locked beyond a pay wall.
Khoury also explained that it is not possible simply to buy the best weapon in the game outright and thereby have a less stressful experience fighting through waves of necromorphs. Many of the weapon parts will actually unlock as the story progresses, however they will be available at the start of a New Game Plus.
as of right now I did a search on psn and found the stuff i wanted. They have not posted anything on the blog or on psn itself, bit it is already there if you do a search on psn. Downloading the demo as I am writing this.