Microsoft has confirmed that the upcoming Dead Rising 4 will only be a timed exclusive for Microsoft consoles.
Dead Rising 4 was revealed during Microsoft’s E3 press conference this week, and just like Dead Rising 3 before it, many had assumed Microsoft had secured an exclusivity deal for the latest installment. This appears to not be the case, as the console manufacturer has confirmed to GameSpot that the game’s exclusivity is only for a limited time.
“‘Dead Rising 4‘ on Xbox One is developed by Capcom and will be published in partnership with Microsoft. Fans will be able to play ‘Dead Rising 4‘ first on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC this December. It will remain a Windows 10 exclusive for the first 90 days and console exclusive on Xbox One for one year. We’ve had a close and longstanding relationship with Capcom including the launch of Dead Rising as an Xbox 360 exclusive and Dead Rising 3 as an Xbox One exclusive. We’re thrilled to partner with Capcom once again to help bring their ambitious vision for Dead Rising 4 to life.”
Dead Rising 3 was a timed exclusive on the Xbox One for 10 months, after which it came to PC. As of now, it is still yet to come to PS4, but Microsoft made it clear at the time that it had secured a console exclusivity deal.
Meanwhile, Dead Rising 4 will launch simultaneously for PC and Xbox One on December 6. The 90 days of exclusive Windows 10 time suggests it will make its way to other platforms (IE: Steam) after that, and the one year of “console exclusivity” strongly suggest it will make its way to PS4.