Microtransactions in Dead Space 3

Play or pay for better weapons
Electronic Arts revealed via Eurogamer that Dead Space 3 will include micro-transactions as part of its weapon crafting system. Some resources used to craft more powerful guns can be purchased with real money.
Dead Space 3 Associate Producer Yara Khoury said to Eurogamer the following: "You can buy resources with real money, but scavenger bots can also give you the currency that you can use on the marketplace." She also said that certain resources will not be available for purchase from the very beginning of the game, so you can't simply buy the best guns from the get-go.