Dead Rising 3 has the same visual fidelity as Uncharted, says Capcom Vancouver

Friday, 4th October 2013 10:43 GMT By Dave Cook

Dead Rising 3 may be an open world title, but it packs the same visual fidelity as the “linear” Uncharted series, Capcom Vancouver has suggested.

Speaking with OXM, senior producer Jason Leigh said, “We kind of cram in the fidelity that you’d expect from a linear experience like Uncharted, and we try and do it everywhere so regardless of the angle you’re taking through the world, it feels like you’re playing that kind of game. [Our design team] has essentially hand-crafted spaces. You’re not going to come across a cookie-cutter sort of world.”

It is a big world to be fair, and you can enter a lot of the buildings. I wrote about what I played and saw of it at gamescom here.

What do you think of what you’ve seen so far? Does it look as good as Uncharted? Let us know below.



  1. Pytox

    fanboy war below … :p

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Hcw87

    Ok, how does it make sense to compare a next gen game to a current gen game? Ofcourse it will look as good as Uncharted (most likely better).

    It’s NEXT gen.

    Unless ofcourse he thinks it can compete with Uncharted 4, in which case he’s got no idea what he’s in for i guess.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. TF_PtMaster

    Actually Uncharted 3 looks better…

    #3 12 months ago
  4. Hcw87

    You’ve played Dead Rising 3 allready? How is it?

    From the latest videos, it destroys the previous Uncharted games in terms of visuals.

    #4 12 months ago
  5. stx

    From the DR3 videos I have seen, it looks fairly good but nothing impressive about it. Uncharted 2+3 looks better and more detailed than DR3, but easier with a linear game.

    AC4, Watch Dogs and Second Son looks far better than DR3, judging from gameplay videos.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    Yay! It looks as good as a PS3 game!

    £480 well spent! :)

    #6 12 months ago
  7. TF_PtMaster

    The last time.

    If there is one person in VG247 i will not spend any more of my time replying is you Hcw87. Because you don’t understand how to debate, just be a plain stupid person.

    I don’t understand how i need to play a game to see if he looks better than other.

    You can grab your prize, because you need to be a tremendous a+++le to say “it destroys the previous Uncharted games in terms of visuals.” when in this article the producer of the game is saying The DR3 has the visual fidelity as Uncharted 3.

    Dead Rising 3 can be a good game, actually is the only launch game i want to buy for my Xbox One, but is by far the ugliest next gen AAA game launching this fall.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. Erthazus

    @3, It’s not. DR3 have sharper textures, better resolution, better looking effects and there are 1000 zombies on the screen when in Uncharted 3 you get 5-8 enemies at best on one screen with the same looking faces.

    Not to mention that DR3 is open world with a little bit destructibility in them.

    So someone who will say that Uncharted looks brilliant compared to this is high and smokes too much weed and don’t understand how games actually work.

    #8 12 months ago
  9. Hcw87

    Where in the article does he mention Uncharted 3? All he does it mention Uncharted, he might mean DR3 might end up looking as good as Uncharted 4 (which i doubt).

    Watch the Gamescom videos of DR3, read previews. It looks better than Uncharted 3, but in all honestly it should. It’s a next gen game after all.

    #9 12 months ago
  10. zoopdeloop

    it is technically better without a doubt taking into account the scope of the game but as far as pure looks go…uncharted is superior.

    #10 12 months ago
  11. traumadisaster

    Guys it is clearly explained what he means. The back allys and corners are not cookie cutter programs like in mafia 2, gta4, saints row etc. We all know to save time and assets open world games regenerate locals in the game engine. Contrast this to uncharted or batman where each chapter is hand crafted. He says we had artists hand craft details.

    #11 12 months ago
  12. OmegaSlayer

    Wow, comparing a game with an older gen one!!!

    #12 12 months ago
  13. Dave Cook

    @12 Missing the point there Omega :)

    Uncharted is a linear game (not making fun of it, it simply is), so its visual fidelity can be honed to an insane degree. The point they’re making is that Uncharted’s level of fidelity can ow be applied to open world games with more dynamic content. That’s still a leap in tech.

    #13 12 months ago
  14. redwood

    @13 actually dave . UC3 looks better than the vids I have seen so far of DR3. but I really think it shouldn’t be that muc of a problem for the devs to do that stuff in the next gev.. what actually will be hard is to make it look as pretty as UC3.. there is a difference b/w beautiful and realistic.

    #14 12 months ago
  15. TF_PtMaster

    @13 That is true, but for example GTA V looks and feels insane, and is a huge open world, in this gen, with really impressive vistas.

    The most impressive thing in DR3 is the amount of zombies, no doubt, and the reason they sold me the game. Maybe the game will be a disgrace, but i really liked what i’ve seen. But still in a matter of visual impact, Uncharted 2/3 really looks better, and any other open world next gen open world do looks better

    I’m not bashing the game, because i really want this game. I don’t buy games because of their graphics, but the fun factor. And i’m sure if DR4 became a thing will be better.

    #15 12 months ago
  16. Unknown_Gamer

    Whoever compare UC Graphics to Upcoming gen game , Either an idiot or just an A-hole that tries way too hard to justify his decisions .

    How could your brain tells you to compare this to that , Even UC1 from 2007 looks waaaaaaay better than this awful looking game and its not linear as what people said , leave the fanboyism aside , Play the games and then judge by yourself

    Nice marketing for M$ Though , NOT

    #16 12 months ago
  17. Silent Killer01

    Hate the dead rising time limit. I want to play the game and be able to just go off and mess around in the zombie infested world without worrying about failing the entire game.

    #17 12 months ago
  18. Hcw87

    ”Even UC1 from 2007 looks waaaaaaay better than this awful looking game”
    Not sure if serious or stupid. Or both

    EDIT: Just for laughs:

    The character faces makes them look like dolls. UC1 isn’t really a smart choice to compare with this game. Last of Us might come close though.

    You can. Play with or without a timelimit, you can do either of them.

    #18 12 months ago
  19. Unknown_Gamer


    Keep your Criticism coming , a 2007 game beats this game by ages in terms of many things .

    #19 12 months ago
  20. Erthazus

    @19, you must be drunk seriously.

    #20 12 months ago
  21. TheBlackHole

    “Dead Rising 3 has the same visual fidelity as Uncharted”.

    Not really what he said, is it.

    Also, apparently he ‘said’ it in the title, but only ‘suggested’ it in the body text.

    I don’t want to be picky Dave, but…

    #21 12 months ago
  22. absolutezero


    #22 12 months ago
  23. RocknRolla

    Haha they took their time with the graphics, when was the first Uncharted released? hahahah.. and when is Dead Rising going to release? for fucks sake, they just took a big dump on them selves by saying that.. they should have said it looks better, not the same :D

    #23 12 months ago

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