The release platforms for Capcom zombie game Dead Rising 4 have now been confirmed, with additional confirmation that the game will for the first time in the series be a 'timed', or fixed-period, Microsoft exclusive, rather than an outright exclusive.

Dead Rising 4 was announced during Microsoft's E3 press conference for release in December 2016 on Xbox One and PC through Windows 10. Journalist Ryan Brown revealed on Twitter that a Capcom representative told him that the exclusivity deal is for one year only rather than outright exclusivity – as has been the case with two of the three previous Dead Rising games. It was later confirmed that the year-long exclusivity is for the Xbox One version and that Windows 10 exclusivity lasts for 90 days before the game can be sold through other PC stores.

There was speculation before and after the game's announcement that it would also be coming to PS4 and PC, beyond the Windows 10 store. While not confirmed at this point, the timed exclusivity deal certainly opens up the possibility of that happening.

The original Dead Rising was an Xbox 360 exclusive, and the third a launch title for the Xbox One. Dead Rising 2 was released on PlayStation 3 as well as 360 and PC.

Dead Rising 4 sees the return of the original game's hero Frank West (a famous war photographer, don't you know) and its Willamette, Colorado setting. While it won't be set entirely in the same shopping mall (most of what we've seen so far has been in a wider town setting).

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Frank West doing what Frank West does best (apart from taking photos of wars) in Dead Rising 4. Capcom

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