Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes.

A new video interview on games.on.net talks with producer Shereif Fattouh about Dead Space 3, Visceral Games' upcoming survival shooter sequel. The focus of their conversation is the addition of co-op mode to the sequel, which they describe as being like watching a scary movie with a friend. They also highlight the response they got when asking if the Windows edition of the game will have any features that take advantage of a PC's more powerful hardware. They were told this will be a straight port with no support for DirectX 11, no higher resolution textures, and no support for graphics features not found on the console editions. In other Dead Space 3 news, OXM has word from developer Visceral that the game will include microtransactions, though they stress that letting the game chip away at your wallet is optional. Here's a bit:
"You can absolutely choose to ignore the in game micro-transactions," associate producer Yara Khoury told OXM in an interview, following a two-hour hands-on. "I think it's made for people who aren't necessarily as savvy as others with exploration, or maybe they just don't want to spend the time to go and find resources, and they want to maybe upgrade faster."

You'll only be able to buy certain weapons at certain times, however. "Know that we are creating progression in terms of weapon crafting by only making available some weapon parts as you progress through the game. So it's not like 'oh I'm going to spend money now and I can be the most powerful player in Chapter 1.' "And another thing that is important to know is that you can buy things in the marketplace with in-game currency," Khoury continued. "Things that your scavenger bot gets you. So you don't have to spend dollars if you're a hardcore player and put a lot of hours in - you're going to be rewarded for that."
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Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 10:56:
I highly doubt the community will reward this.

"Mindless sheep" is a term I always find funny, as usually it shows a complete lack of self awareness, but even if you subscribe to the school of thought that everyone not on this messageboard that plays games is somehow more mindless than you, even they'll find this kind of thing creepy and boring.

And where did I say that everyone NOT on this board should be placed in that category? Where did I even mention games? Not everyone is as privileged as you Beamer or has been to have your education, upgringing, social status IE everything that has made you the person you are today. Many, many people go through life ignorant of their own potential or just dont care enough about those kinds of things. They worry about things like how their neighbours wife is damn hot. They dig the beats of Rhiana's songs at the same hate blacks. They go to church believing the Earth is 10000 years old and they genuinely, GENUINELY fear the wrath of God!

This population outnumbers people like you and me at least 10 to 1. But believing that the masses know best, is ignorance too in its own way...
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