Dead Rising 3’s PC announcement at E3 wasn’t completely out of the blue. I mean, we knew it was going to happen. Its older siblings managed to escape from the 360, so it didn’t seem outside the realms of possibility that the third iteration of the madcap zombie caper would become unshackled from Xbox One exclusivity.
But it was a good not-a-surprise. It looks like the same sort of loopy fun one expects from the series that lets you dress up as Daisy Duke spliced with Groucho Marx and wield double-bladed chainsaws. And now we have a release date: September 5th.
Not only is it due out in a couple of months, we’re also getting one without the 30 FPS cap. Hurray! It might not be all roses and happy zombies, though. “Allow me to set the record straight -- while Dead Rising 3 is optimized to run at 30 frames per second for gameplay reasons, you can expect it to still run fine uncapped under most conditions provided you have a capable enough hardware,” said Capcom. “We can’t guarantee that there won’t be issues, and obviously depending on your rig you may see different results. Rest assured the beefier your gaming machine, the smoother your zombie killing experience will be.”
So you need a solid rig. Okay, that’s not completely crazy. Here is what is looks like on this rig:
- Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K @3.5GHz
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 Ti reference board w/3GB VRAM
- Memory: 16GB DDR3 RAM
- Motherboard/Chipset: ASUS Maximus Hero VII (Z97 chipset)
- Monitor/TV: Samsung 55” plasma TV set (60Hz) connected via HDMI
Note that this showcases how it will look during scenes where there are a lot of zombies, later in the game, putting more stress on the system.
The minimum and recommended system requirements are on the Steam store page. A rig that’s minimum will let you play Dead Rising 3 on the low preset at 30FPS. Recommended means high settings at 1080p.
Reckon you’ll be able to enjoy a smooth, undead-slaying experience?