Electronic Arts is doing its homework: after the controversy of microtransactions in Dead Space 3, The developers of the recently announced Dead Space remake have made it clear that they will not include microtransactions to the game.
Lead producer of the remake, Phil Ducharme, has stated directly to MRT that the EA Motive team that is developing the remake has learned from the mistakes made by the franchise in the past and has ensured that the remake will not look for ways to get extra money from players. Furthermore, they are also looking to integrate some new ideas naturally.
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This move comes after Respawn announced that Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was going to be a single player experience with no microtransactions. Finally, they kept their promise.
In addition, the developers of the remake are not only looking to make a new version, but to revive the franchise. So much so that the team iintegrate narratives and mechanics from subsequent installments. The original developers had to build the Dead Space universe little by little and with the tools they had. Now, the remake has a whole universe at its disposal, new ideas and enough tools to introduce things that were not possible then.
Finally, the team is especially excited about the power of the next generation consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X / S: “Something that is also very important to us and that did not exist 12 years ago are all those different options or ways to play the game. All of those accessibility items will definitely be a big thing for us in terms of opening up the Dead Space experience.“.