Dead Rising 3 map is over twice the size of previous titles in the series

The urban sprawl of Dead Rising 3 will be considerably bigger in size than what you've seen from the previous two games of the franchise, executive producer Josh Bridge said during an Xbox One Comic Con panel that took place late last week.

Comparing the maps of all three games, Bridge stated (as reported by Game Informer) that it's possible to fit the entirety of the first two games into Dead Rising 3 with room to spare.

This is likely one of the many reasons for Capcom Vancouver's decision to end initial development of the title on Xbox 360, opting instead for the more powerful Xbox One. Last week producer Mike Jones confirmed the eight-year-old console could not support the studio's vision for the zombie game, explaining that the studio began development of Dead Rising 3 on Windows PC and then attempted to scale it down for Xbox 360 hardware before deciding against it.

"Everything we were doing was breaking the bank on [Xbox] 360," said Jones. "The number of zombies, the streaming stuff we wanted to do, memory budgets for the number of environments and items and physics and all of that stuff."

Dead Rising 3 is an Xbox One exclusive and will be available when the console launches this November.

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