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Soon Xbox One owners won't be the only ones playing Dead Rising 3. Capcom revealed today that a PC version will be arriving this summer.
Dead Rising 3 on PC will be released through Steam. As a result, it's going to have many of the usual features of that digital platform: achievements, cloud saves, trading cards, and leaderboards. You can play with a mouse and keyboard or use a gamepad if you'd rather play from your couch.
The development team at Capcom Vancouver is also upgrading the game's graphics for PC. Expect upgraded textures for characters, objects and environments. The visuals will also be optimized for widescreen displays. You can catch at a glimpse at these improvements in the first PC screenshots below.
Dead Rising 3's performance, of course, will depend on your system's specs. Here are the minimum and recommend system requirements announced by Capcom today:
Minimum System Requirements:
Dead Rising 3 is set in the zombie-infested city of Los Perdidos, California. The player character is Nick Ramos, a young mechanic trying to escape along with other human survivors. He can use supplies found throughout the game's massive world to craft custom weapons and vehicles. He'll use these twisted creations to carve up the scads of undead roaming the streets.
DR3 was one of the launch titles for the Xbox One last November. It received fairly good reviews, though the framerate was a common complaint among critics. It sold about a million copies in its first month on store shelves.
The announcement of a PC version is shocking, frankly. I'm not surprised that a third-party publisher would want to bring their game to as many platforms as possible. Still, you'd think that an "exclusive" would stay exclusive for longer than six months.