Capcom Vancouver began developing Xbox One launch exclusive Dead Rising 3 with Xbox 360 in mind, producer Mike Jones has told OXM, but was simply unable to get early prototypes running on the older hardware.
“When we started making Dead Rising 3, during prototyping we hit the ceiling on what we could do – this is the size of the world we can make, we can stream it, but we can’t do it on Xbox 360,” Jones told me at an Xbox One launch event last week.
Update: Jones has clarified his earlier comments in a statement to OXM – apparently, Dead Rising 3 was never formally prototyped on Xbox 360. “The goals we set ourselves for Dead Rising 3 were just not possible on the current systems. We knew it would have to be a next-gen game and Microsoft was supportive of the idea.” I’ve updated the headline (which originally began “Dead Rising 3 was planned for Xbox 360”) to reflect this.