Sometimes birds just need to fly, and sometimes exclusives just need to be ported to other platforms. Dead Rising 3, a launch exclusive for the Xbox One, has now been confirmed by Capcom to be coming to the PC. Oddly enough, in North America the game will only be available as a digital download, while Europe will be seeing the release of both a retail and digital release. Those Capcom retail issues keep on popping up. Expect Dead Rising to launch this summer.
It's no surprise that Dead Rising 3 is inevitably ported to other platforms. In the press release attached to the announced of the PC port, it was revealed that Dead Rising 3 has sold over a million units to-date. Dead Rising 2, meanwhile, sold around 2.5 million after two years. It's almost impossible to imagine Dead Rising 3 selling another 1.5 million games in the next year, even with the PC port, which means it will underperform compared to its predecessor. Of course, that Microsoft exclusive money probably helps assuage the loss of brand value.
It also seems that Capcom won't be adding any additional features or updates for its PC port. It'll just be a straight conversion from Xbox One, unless they just forgot to note anything. Hopefully PC gamers won't have to work too hard to ensure they're getting a PC-quality experience out of the console game, because straight ports can often disappoint.
Not much else to say about this zombie killing third-person action game. Pick up Dead Rising 3 for PC later this summer, or pick it up today on Xbox One.