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EA continues its microtransactions push with  Dead Space 3
EA continues its microtransactions push with Dead Space 3
January 22, 2013 | By Mike Rose

January 22, 2013 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Electronic Arts said last year that it plans to introduce microtransactions into all of its games from now on. Keeping true to its word, the company revealed today that the upcoming Dead Space 3 will have in-game purchases available.

Talking to Eurogamer, the game's associate producer Yara Khoury explained that resources can be purchased with real money to craft more powerful guns. However, she was keen to stress that these resources can be earned by playing through the game without paying extra.

She also noted that certain resources will not be available for purchase from the very beginning of the game, and will only open up as you play -- meaning that players cannot simply purchase the best guns from the get-go.

This isn't the first AAA title from EA to get microtransactions, as players are able to pay real money in Mass Effect 3 to unlock weapons and classes in multiplayer.

And EA isn't the only publisher moving into the microtransactions space for its AAA console games. Ubisoft most recently introduced microtransactions into the multiplayer for Assassin's Creed 3.

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