It's been revealed that micro-transactions will be a part of Dead Space 3's weapon crafting system. The crafting items in question can be picked up by scavenger bots sent out or alternatively bought via the in-game store.
"You can buy resources with real money, but scavenger bots can also give you the currency that you can use on the marketplace," explained Dead Space 3 associate producer Yara Khoury. "So you don't have to spend [real world] dollars."
When asked if players would be able to essentially buy the best weapon in the game early on, Khoury emphatically said, "No you can't! There are a lot of weapon parts that are only available to buy later in the game. Unless you're playing through it again [on New Game Plus]."