In what looks like a first for Electronic Arts, they have decided to include downloadable content micro-transactions to the single player campaign of their upcoming game, Dead Space 3. Players will have the option to purchase resources if they are too lazy to find them.
When players are attempting to craft an item and they do not have the needed resources, the game will inform them that "Additional resources required.", and give them the option of purchasing them with real world cash.
When asked about the in-game transactions, Dead Space 3′s associate producer, Yara Khoury explained, "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." On the possibility of the game letting players immediately buy there way to the game's best weapons, she added: "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]."
Micro-transactions are nothing new to anyone who plays games these days, but it looks like the first time that EA is featuring them in a game's single player campaign. A good move to assist players who are having problems in the game, or are they just milking the players for every penny they can get from them? Add a comment with your thoughts below.
|Topics||Gaming, Gaming Industry, Electronic Arts, Dead Space 3, Microtransactions|