Dead Space 3 Item Exploit Can Sidestep Microtransactions [Updated]
Written Wednesday, February 06, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
EA has contacted us to say the following:
"The resource-earning mechanic in Dead Space 3 is not a glitch. We have no plans to issue a patch to change this aspect of the game. We encourage players to explore the game and discover the areas where resources respawn for free. We’ve deliberately designed Dead Space 3 to allow players to harvest resources by playing through the game.
"For those that wish to accumulate upgrades instantly, we have enabled an optional system for them to buy the resources at a minimal cost ($1-$3)."
Are you dead against Dead Space 3's microtransactions? There's a glitch that's been found in the game that enables you to keep farming unlimited resources, although it involves a dull and repetitive process of leaving a room and re-entering it over and over to bag yourself some additional items. It's all explained in the GameFront video below.
However, the exploit does mean that you can avoid being tempted into partaking in Dead Space 3's microtransactions that allow you to purchase additional resources with real money, to make up any deficit you might have in your accumulated salvage, at a price.
Dead Space 3's optional microtransactions have taken a lot of flack lately, but as Lee noted in our feature, it represents something scarier than you might initially think. The game's first batch of DLC has also been criticised too. You can read all about Dead Space 3 in our review.
Dead Space 3 is also set to get a DLC expansion called 'Awakened' this March for 800 Microsoft Points.