Capcom explains why Dead Rising 3 moved to Xbox One

Developer says zombie game shifted from Xbox 360 to Xbox One because game was "breaking the bank" on current generation.

Dead Rising 3 was "breaking the bank" on the Xbox 360 and so developer Capcom moved the game to the Xbox One, producer Mike Jones told Siliconera in a new interview.

"In terms of building the game, we originally developed it on PC and everything we were doing was breaking the bank on [Xbox] 360," Jones said.

"The number of zombies, the streaming stuff we wanted to do, memory budgets for the number of environments, and items and physics and all of that stuff," he added. "Our tech team partnered with Microsoft to get early specs and figure out how we were going to get it on new hardware."

Asked how Dead Rising 3 has changed since it switched platforms, Jones said the new Xbox One technology allows Capcom to make bigger, more in-depth worlds.

"The biggest things for us have been the size of the world, the density of the world, the streaming spaghetti of getting everything working with no load zones, and seamlessly streaming," Jones said. "Also, how we build missions in a much larger world like that--how we send you to different districts and how we get you to explore all of these nooks and crannies in the environment."

Regarding how much larger a game Dead Rising 3 is compared to past entries in the series, Jones said, "Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 1 together can fit into Dead Rising 3 multiple times over. It's exponentially larger."

Dead Rising 3 was announced during Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference in June. The game--an Xbox One launch title and a platform exclusive--features a new city, Los Perdidos, alongside new protagonist Nick Ramos. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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Sn0wGl0be
Sn0wGl0be

As a gamer of all platforms, exclusivity is pure BS.. Not to mention senseless, nothing good, financially or otherwise, can come out of completely ignoring customers of all other platforms JUST to make something "exclusive". It's even worse when they go and change platforms, it's cool when expanding to different ones, but to take a previously multiplatform game then go backwards so its only on one again? The hell.  

Ah well, with all the new releases it's just one game among many. Let those who buy the Xbox One enjoy and have fun with it. Because tbh as fun as DR3 is, anyone who buys the machine it runs on aren't aware of its dangers or the SOB's who made it, so they have bigger things to worry about. (Especially if this crap is goes through - http://www.change.org/petitions/microsoft-give-us-back-the-xbox-one-we-were-promised-at-e3-2)

travis1987
travis1987

cannot wait, XBOX ONE DAY ONE!!!! FTW!!!!

blackothh
blackothh

You dumb BLEEP BLEEP BLEEPS, stop doing exclusivity!

TheBlueDrew
TheBlueDrew

This still pisses me off. Way back when Capcom released the Dead Rising 2 DLC they claimed they wouldn't alienate playstation gamers so I thought at the very least when we started hearing rumors about a Dead Rising 3 that the PS3 or PS4 would see the game,

Now it's an Xbox exclusive again. Call me a fanboy, I don't give a fuck for me this is the last straw with Capcom. I am so sick of this, Ubisoft tried the same thing with Rayman and Splinter Cell. They claim to care about they're fans and then they keep titles away from certain platform holders, 

Take Splinter Cell for example. Conviction is a key part of the story yet it's only for the 360. Next Blacklist is brought out on the PS3 as well as the 360, so Ubisoft are telling us that only 360 gamers deserve the whole story. (I just want to point out the bonus content the PS3 always seems to get from Assassin's Creed and various other titles, wouldn't want people thinking I'm only calling BS on Microsoft)

This whole multiformat exclusive bullshit has to end. If Capcom wanted to keep Dead Rising exclusive it should NEVER have been on the PS3. I hate this idea of companies keeping titles from us tell they decide they want our money.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

still annoyed tho that this wont be coming out on PS4 or PC, considering DR2 was multi format. Annoying when developers do that. 

So they dont want to increase sales by releasing on Multi format, Oh well.

strothers101
strothers101

I might pick this up after I play through other games im more interested in. Might even buy a PS4 first, not sure. I want sony to come clean with their exclusives so I can make a judgment call.

swantn5
swantn5

why not release it not pc?

Zoza24
Zoza24

This game had to go multiplat, Everything that Xbox One can do does Ps4 as well or better and PC. this is just a slamming dumb excuse talk..

And I´m very disappointed in Capcom as well for this kind of business practice for a publisher that does multiplat equal..

I hope in Return that Deep Down is totally Ps4 exclusive..

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

They had to go with the console with the best features for the game.The Xbox One is the only choice.When you compare the Xbox One games to the PS4 games that has been shown already  its clear Xbox One cant be touched.Just another reason why the Xbox One is sold out almost everywhere better games.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

In a word, it was due to the truckload of money that M$ was offering them. 

senjutsu
senjutsu

This is the only game I'll miss since I'm getting a PS4 and not an xbox one. I really hope that, like the other Dead Rising games, it will only be a timed exclusive.

sonic1992
sonic1992

XBOX ONE = PS1

XBOX TWO = PS2 

XBOX THREE = PS3

THERE YOU FUCKING GO IT SHOULD BE

XBOX = XBOX 360 = XBOX 720 ?

rad8045
rad8045

Money ,Money,  Money in a rich mans world.

Yamakoichi
Yamakoichi

Very disappointing news, hopefully this is only a time exclusive, because there is no way I would be stupid enough to buy the xbone.

Also am I the only one who hates the time limit in these games?

Syphon_Filter2
Syphon_Filter2

And who cares about your ugly 3 hours game? 6 months later  you will be like a dog running after the PS4 and trying to import your useless game once your exclusive contract will be finished as you been paid for some time.

damo320
damo320

The real question is why did Capcom decide to make DR3 exclusive for Xbox instead of multi platform like DR2? Answer: Microsoft was desperate to "buy" some exclusive titles from 3rd party developers after many of the 1st party devs didn't come to the launch party. Titanfall, Quantum Break and DR3 would have received a massive financial incentive from M$ to go exclusive. Enough to negate the much smaller overall audience for their games because of not going multi platform. Of that bunch I really hope Remedy did well out of their Quantum Break exclusive deal as I'm wanting Alan Wake 2.

wyan_
wyan_

This zombie beatem up is a bit worn, but since it's the only one and it's been a while, I'm really looking forward to this game. I'm glad they took it to next gen.

frylock1987
frylock1987

Oh look....another zombie game.


*Snore*

Amgadashrafshra
Amgadashrafshra

I'm not complaining about the console im complaining about the game i mean did no one notice how dark the game seemed unlike any dead rising game this seems to have all the humor and energy sucked of it so i couldn't give a rats ass for this game which seems to be the only drawing point for me to the XBONE....

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

I can't wait for this game. Got my day one edition preordered.

Ayebang
Ayebang

This is the propaganda from Microsoft.

Many said Sony Picture used some technique before by hiring someone to favorably post for their movie in the net.

I do not think Sony will use it again in console war as it is the last stand for Sony.

With head count and cost cutting and making loss, Sony corp. did a good job in PR although PS 4 is superior to XB One in term of hardware but doubt on software and online like PS 3. 

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@Zoza24

Again another bot idiot response ... How do you know PS4 can do everything better? Neither console has been released as of yet and here you are making false and misleading claims that cannot be proved. Don't send me specs because they don't mean a thing as was proven with the 360 and the PS3. All you bots brag and brag about exclusives, and when Microsoft gets one you all go rabid frothing at the mouth and vomiting all kinds of hate. You sir a just a very sad case for stupidity.

Did you ever read what you wrote to yourself? Try it and see how stupid and moronic you sound.

valknight
valknight

@Zoza24 execpt not. PS4 doesnt have the cloud capabilitiy, it's peripherals are optional so you can't take advantage of everything on it, and perhaps capcom likes programming for xbox better than sony. 

valknight
valknight

@damo320 Or perhaps the playstation has issues that we don't know about yet..

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

@damo320 Same here I am also waiting for a real sequel to Alan Wake not those add-on expansion stuff.

DVONvX
DVONvX

@Ayebang the online experience is nearly identical at this point. Personally, I've always found the software to be better on playstation.

Zoza24
Zoza24

@valknight @Zoza24 PS4 has Gaikai cloud technology Idiot!. There is no indication why Ps4 cant do it in the first place..

And again, the cloud cannot increase graphics, it just cant..

damo320
damo320

Issues? If either platform has issues there would be a massive exodus to one. That isn't the case. These are simply paid exclusives. MS handed over a massive amount of money and incentives to Remedy, Respawn and Capcom to get these games as exclusives. Simple as that.

If Gamespot reporters wanted to impress me how about doing some real investigative work and finding out the exact figures MS paid for these launch exclusives?

Buying exclusives was more a sign of the failure of MS 1st party devs to make the launch deadline. You don't pay for exclusives from a position of strength. If you're the obvious leader people would "perhaps" develop for your console exclusively for reduced dev time vs profits from sales to a large audience.

That certainly isn't the case here. We all know that whatever Xbox One sells this coming gen - the PS4 is likely to be 50% more.

I could care less who wins the console war. I just want Alan Wake 2 and Sam Lake from Remedy implied it would happen with the money they make from Quantum Break. So I am hoping Remedy scored a big payday from MS so I get AW2 sooner.

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@DVONvX The online experience is nowhere identical ... Kudos for saying "personally" as that is all it is, and of no value to anyone.

Ayebang
Ayebang

@DVONvX @Ayebang I hope so.

By the way, XBlive subscription increases 20% this year. It is a lot success of Microsoft.

Sony has to invest more and more on this otherwise just good PR does not help in the long run.

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@Zoza24 Oh shut up will you ... Your fanboyism is overflowing and its taken over your brain weenie. 

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@Zoza24 @valknight Gaikai lol. Again someone who doesn't understand cloud technology and then calling the other person an idiot. Ah the irony. "It just can't" - ;you sound so desperate in your defense of Gaikai it almost makes me cry lol.

You absolutely have no understanding what the cloud can or cannot do idiot.

Stogin
Stogin

@valknight First of all, Dead Rising 3 has not announced anything to do with any X1 peripherals, so not sure why you're even bringing that up, second, Kinect is lame and no one would want to use that for this game to begin with.  And finally, cloud computing can ONLY be used for background events, it cannot be used for active programming, the latency in bandwidth disallows it from being practical in any real sense, you appear to know what you're talking about, but appearances are deceptive as we've seen here...

valknight
valknight

@Zoza24 @valknight Twice now you have attempted to insult me like a third grader. Sony has already said that they are 6-12 months away from having the same features as xbox in the cloud. 

If sony had the same capabilities then why did respawn say in interviews that sony can't do what xbox can... that's why they went with them. Because of their capabilities in the cloud.

Also Microsoft has 300, 000 servers data processing... Sony can't come close.. 

Zoza24
Zoza24

@valknight @Zoza24 So does Ps4 allowing developers to offload calculations via the cloud if they choose to. Its nothing different from the Xbox one you weeny.. Gaikai is not only game streaming..

valknight
valknight

@Zoza24 @valknight They have cloud storage.. not cloud computing.. theres a difference. Has nothing to do with graphics.. it's the same concept as virtual memory. It's the ability to use supercomputers over the internet to take care of certain parts of games to make them much greater. 

valknight
valknight

@damo320 Sony has always been more difficult to program for. For all we know it could simply be a case of that. Each company has it's reasons for exclusivity. Respawn and insomniac games(known for sony exclusives) have decided on microsoft as their platform because of how they programmed it and what they have to offer. I'm sure there was money in it too, but that may not have been all they had to offer. 

I didn't like alan wake too much. I think it wouldve made one hell of a movie though. And I completely disagree with your statement of ps4 winning by 50%.  Both systems are selling off the charts.. 

flyingdutchdog3
flyingdutchdog3

@DVONvX no it isn't ... it's literally not the same experience at all. However, if you think you're getting more on PSN then by all means keep playing lol.

Gee I wish you guys could read. It would make things so much easier.

DVONvX
DVONvX

@flyingdutchdog3 @DVONvX Yeah, it is. I played on 360 for 6 years and recently switched to ps3. Literally the same experience, minus the the barrage of ads you get on xbl and tons of free games on psn. If you think you're getting more on xbl then by all means keep playing.