While the Dead Rising 4 reveal during Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming keynote helped bolster the number of game trailers and demos the company was able to trout on stage, it looks like the company’s public association with the game will be relatively short lived.
According to a Gamespot report, Dead Rising 4 will only be a “timed exclusive” for Xbox One users and the game “could eventually make its way to PS4 and Steam.”
In an act of transparency, the Xbox division issued the following statement regarding Dead Risings partial exclusivity:
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."
While there was no direct mention of availability for the PS4, Microsoft’s statement explicitly highlights the length of Capcom’s agreement with division regarding console exclusivity. Whereas, last year’s Dead Rising 3 game was offered to PC gamers after 10 months and remains an Xbox One console exclusive till this day.
Come December 2017; PS4 owners may be able to get their hands on a copy of Dead Rising 4, at the very least, PC and Xbox One gamers should be able to play in the post-infected zombie open world arena together for the next year.