Two days ago we reported that Dead Rising 4 is in development at Capcom Vancouver and may, or may not, have an exclusivity deal. Today, we can follow up on that news with the rumour that Dead Rising 4 will indeed feature at this year’s E3 and will “make fans of the series happy”.
Dead Rising 3 was released in 2013 as an Xbox One exclusive as well as a launch title. It was said to have sold very well, and a Dead Rising 4 was talked about not long after the release. It’s also likely that Capcom Vancouver is ditching the engine they built in favor of a partnership with Epic Games, meaning that the studio will be working exclusively with the Unreal Engine 4 from here on out.
The rumour comes from an insider on NeoGaf by the user name of Ekim who confirmed the development of Dead Rising 4 following another series of Xbox E3 leaks:
Today, the same insider confirmed that Dead Rising 4 will be coming to E3 this year.
Dead Rising 4 will be at E3. Will make fans of the series very happy.
— ekim (@ekim_gaf) June 2, 2016
It remains unclear which conference the game will be featured in but it’s a safe bet that it would likely be the Xbox conference considering the exclusivity of Dead Rising 3 and some previous Dead Rising games on the Xbox platform.
Since the PS4 has somewhere around a 2:1 ratio install base over the Xbox One, it’s possible that the next entry might opt for a multiplatform release to not miss out on the PS4 user base. Alternatively, it could follow the likes of other games from Xbox and might go the route of a Xbox/Windows 10 exclusive title.
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