Skeptics say Dead Space 3 will have too much in the way of action and too little in the way of survival/horror elements. Those skeptics aren't big fans of the previously announced microtransactions, either.
But producer John Calhoun says that for the younger crowd, microtransactions are becoming a matter of course. In speaking to CVG , Calhoun is on record saying it's part of the team's strategy to expand the audience for the acclaimed franchise:
"We need to make sure we’re expanding our audience. There are action game fans, and survival horror game fans, who are 19 and 20, and they’ve only played games on their smartphones, and micro-transactions are to them a standard part of gaming. It’s a different generation. So if we’re going to bring those people into our world, let’s speak their language, but let’s not alienate our fans at the same time."
Well, that may be so, but there are a whole lot of older (and perhaps smarter) gamers who aren't the biggest fans of microtransactions. Personally, I'm more about buying a game, playing it, finishing it, and being done with it. I shouldn't have to buy anything extra beyond what I bought the day it came out. But maybe I'm just too old-school or something. Heck, I don't even do DLC, let alone microtransactions.
Related Game(s): Dead Space 3