Microsoft didn't use the term "exclusive" when it announced Dead Rising 4 for the Xbox One and Windows 10 this week, prompting us to ponder whether it would release on the PlayStation 4. However, the chatter coming out of E3 2016 was that the Redmond firm was publishing the game, and so we assumed that a Steam release may be on the cards and nothing more.
But there's talk now that the title's coming to the PS4, as apparently the Xbox maker's negotiated a one year exclusivity deal for the title. That's according to game journalist Ryan Brown, who quoted a Capcom representative on the E3 2016 show floor. Capcom Vancouver, the team behind the release, also later said that "you'll be able to play it first on Xbox One and Windows 10".
So, what does all this mean? Well, probably that the festive zombie flattener will be launching on Sony's new-gen format next holiday, but we'll still check in with Capcom to find out for sure. This whole scenario stinks of Rise of the Tomb Raider, really, doesn't it? We suppose the difference is that this is a franchise no one cares about, hence the lack of interest in investigating its "exclusivity".
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"this is franchise no one cares about" - Not sure I'd agree with that. DR3 shifted almost 2 million units.
Except it was a launch title for a console, Knack sold two million as well.
Btw didn't M$ say they were done with making 3rd party exclusivity deals? Guess you can't trust those guys these, they can't even get the messaging on Scorpio right.
@adf86 Probably shouldn't do the "M$" thing. Even I'm not that controversial.
I'm just being a muppet really. I'm sure there are many fans of the franchise, but as you rightly point out, Knack also did ridiculously high numbers - and now we're going to be subjected to a sequel of that tosh, too.
Dead Rising is obviously infinitely better than Knack!
@adf86 you beat me too it was just about to say that about the third party stuff
@adf86 Fair enough. Dead Rising 2 shipped 2.5 million, and the original did 1.7 million.
Yeah, sometimes Sammy makes outlandish statements. Do people not care about inFamous either? It's not like those games fly off the shelves at any better a clip. I think it's crazy to say 'nobody' cares about games that sell 2 mil or more though...
@SuperKMx Homefront shipped 2.6 million, too! Hot brand.
Look, I'm just being silly in the article. @Gamer83 gets it. If people like it, then that's awesome - there are going to be lots of happy PS4 owners queuing up to buy it for £40 when it's available for a fiver in the Xbox One bargain bin next year.
I still don't think it will release on PS4 honestly. I think it's a well liked franchise by fans but like with say, Resident Evil and PlayStation, the majority of the DR fanbase is on Xbox. The difference is RE still has the following where it makes sense to try and spread the love around. Dead Rising doesn't have the same cache and it's probably better for Capcom to just pocket MS' cash and be happy.
@get2sammyb Maybe so but it is a habit that they as a company have just so they can make a short term gain, I also don't think it'll sell that well if it's released with all the big third party stuff, plus a lot of people weren't fussed on 3.
I still havent played Dead Rising 2 or Off the Record, despite owning them for quite awhile.
Am I missing out on much?
@Gamer83 Yeah, I tend to agree. I remember when Dead Rising 2 came out on the PS3 and it never really found an audience there. Like I say, I'll email Capcom for clarification - everyone's being a bit vague about this one at the moment.
Sammy hates everything it's his thing.
Well I wouldn't mind playing it on PS4...But I gotta say, I'm kinda uninterested on Tomb Raider now since it came out such a long time ago and I bet it will be full price on PS4 when it comes out. It's such a low blow that I got other games in mind now
If it does come to PS4 - great - another game for people to play - if not, so what? Its not like the PS4 doesn't have great games to play...
Why worry about what another console has or when your console has access to it? Its not like your console of choice hasn't got games. Does it really matter if your not the first to play games like Dead Rising 4 or Rise of the Tomb Raider? You can still be one of the first to play it on PS4! Tomb Raider is a great game regardless of the fact it came out on XB1 first, then PC ir doesn't stop the game being great or worth playing - especially if you liked the first and/or bought the remaster. The amount of people that say they want to play Sunset Overdrive (for example) wouldn't you be happy to buy that if that came out for the PS4? Sure beats having to buy a 2nd console just to play these games...
Really disappointed we didn't get Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 release date at e3 :/ Really hope we get it sometime this year because the original reboot is one of my favorite games.
I don't think it's a big deal in Dead Rising's case, but I still understand the outrage over Rise of the Tomb Raider. It was idiotic when SquareEnix made the deal considering PlayStation is where the majority of the fanbase is and these f**kheads alienated that group. It'd be like EA making Mass Effect timed exclusive to PS4. But EA, for as much hate as the company gets, isn't run by a group of complete idiots like SquareEnix, which can't even figure out what kind of battle system to use for Final Fantasy.
I think dead rising has a decent enough fan base to warrant a ps4 release like sammy pointed out though I will probably just get it at bargain bin prices on xbox one if it's really good maybe get the possible ps4 release but not likely, still haven't played dead rising 3 yet
Keep dead rising, i am more interested in days gone
Cool if it comes to PS4, but I'll be picking this up on the Xbox One once it hits this year.
We'll all be playing Days Gone anyway
@Gamer83 Of course I disagree with the decision made by Square Enix over Tomb Raider but at least its a timed exclusive - unlike SF5 which as a franchise was never associated with PS or Injustice which there is no XB1 version - so its not preventing a group of players from ever playing the game - just delaying it.
Until this gen came along, I had never expected to see games or content being 'delayed' by a year but that's what happened with Destiny's 'content'.
I have made it perfectly clear that I 100% disagree with 3rd Party exclusive extra/timed content. If I could disagree more than 100% for existing franchise 'exclusivity' - timed or otherwise - I would! This is the worst of the industry!! Why should gamers pay the same and get less - even if that content will eventually come?
I have no issue with games putting in exclusive content to one platform, as long as it also adds 'similar' exclusive content to others. Things like the exclusive SF4 characters or an exclusive platform related skins/characters etc but as long as all platforms get a similar amount.
It's 2016 and we still have like at least three zombies games coming out sooner or later.
Now, I like killing zombies (as I'm sure many others do) but when will it end? Finding it increasingly hard to care about games featuring the undead.
@Splat "Sammy hates everything it's his thing."
Except Taylor Swift of course!
I have the same stance for this game as for Rise of the Tomb Raider. If its going to be released a year or so later than on another format then I will give it a miss. Or buy it when its exteremly discounted down.
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