Dead Rising 2 Summary
It's a mass zombie outbreak on Steamworks - Capcom's undead-smiting hits Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising: Off the Record are all migrating over to Valve's platform "early next year".
These are the latest Games For Windows Live titles to make the switch to a server framework people generally don't despise with every fibre of their being.
Capcom Vancouver has removed the time-sensitive gameplay of the previous Dead Rising games from Dead Rising 3, but they do provide a 'nightmare mode' where "time is tight" and saves are restricted to washrooms.
They didn't want that as the default experience as they open it up to newcomers. It's a "much grittier game" set 10 years after Dead Rising 2; has three times the zombies.
What's coming to the Xbox Live Marketplace? Right now five titles have just been added to Games on Demand which include Quantum Theory, Ben 10 Omniverse and Kinect Disneyland Adventures.
The current Deal of the Week is everything zombie related as Zombie Apocalypse, All Zombies Must Die!, Zombie Wranglers and other zombie DLC gets 50% off until February 18th.
Dead Rising 2 developer Capcom Vancouver has in its twitter feed that the studio has cut 7% of its workforce today. The developer, however, , "We’re still growing and aggressively seeking great talent."
Why are Capcom's PC releases usually later out the door than on consoles? Because the console code gets finished first, and then the work on PC begins. This won't change.
Unless they 'sit' on the console code until PC is ready, which they "can't do from a business planning perspective," it will continue as it is. They do try to keep the gap "as small as possible".