Dead Rising 3 Originally Planned For Xbox 360 Release
Developer Capcom Vancouver has revealed they had originally planned their upcoming next-gen zombie-action game, Dead Rising 3, for the Xbox 360. While speaking with OXM, Producer Mike Jones said:
When we started making Dead Rising 3, during prototyping we hit the ceiling on what we could do – this is the size of the world we can make, we can stream it, but we can’t do it on Xbox 360.
And we took it to Microsoft, and we said this is what we’re trying to do with Dead Rising, just to share what we know, and they flipped, ‘This is f**king awesome, this is just the kind of thing you should be doing.’ And we said ‘Well, there’s a catch.’ And they said: ‘What’s the catch?’ And we said: ‘We can’t do it on Xbox 360. It’s not fitting. It’s not working.’
And that’s when they started talking to us about: ‘you guys should start targeting next gen. We’ll publish, we’ll bring you under our security umbrella, we’ll start showing you all our crazy secret technologies, what we’re planning.
Jones said the Vancouver-based studio worked alongside Microsoft’s Seattle headquarters to help overcome these issues, to allow the game to see current-gen systems. Jones explained:
We had engineers come live in the studio for a while, we’d go and visit them all the time. And they absolutely helped us make the game that we always wanted to make, and because of the power of the Xbox One and all the support we got from Microsoft.
And because of our mutual history with Dead Rising 1 and Dead Rising 2 that they were already big fans of the franchise, and thought it would be great for Xbox One, and we got to make the game that we always wanted to make. So it was a beautiful partnership.
Dead Rising 3 will launch alongside the Xbox One on November 22nd. Dead Rising 3 will make use of SmartGlass to include a higher sense of immersion for the player in real life.