Dead Rising 3 character will call you in real life via SmartGlass

Saturday, 2nd November 2013 16:24 GMT By Phil Owen

There’s a sizable chunk of folks out there who aren’t big fans of what second screen apps have been up to, but it could be that Blue Castle, developers of Dead Rising 3, have figured it out. If you use the SmartGlass app in conjunction with their Xbox One launch game, a character will call your phone.

“But of course it wouldn’t be a phone unless players could have the experience of having the phone, or tablet, call them up!” Blue Castle designer Brent Arnst wrote in a Gamasutra blog. “That meant we needed a living, breathing character that could phone or text the player at any time to offer advice, new missions or tempting prizes.

“The unique character who phones you comes with his own background and that he is injecting his own motivation and interests into the experience. This character comes with missions that you can only access by receiving calls or texts on your smart device.”

It’s unlikely that these missions will be particularly substantial, but I should think making it so a character in game can call you would be worth it on its own. I hope whoever it is doesn’t end up dying in the game.



  1. Xbone

    Yes… cant wait to pick up the phone with my third hand.
    Also: This character comes with missions that you can only access by receiving calls or texts on your smart device.” So if you dont use, dont wanna use this, you only get a butchered game.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Lloytron

    @1 Butchered? Kind of melodramatic there, don’t you think?!

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Max Payne

    @2 Gamers being melodramatic ? Never heard of that before.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Gigabomber

    Trying something new that may draw people into the game? Fuck off! Do what GTA Online does and don’t do anything new. Remember those moments in Metal Gear Solid?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. zinc

    Well as long as they don’t ask you to go bowling every 5 mins :)

    #5 1 year ago
  6. IrrationalGamer

    A whole new way to collect data from gamers? Lovely.

    Capcom’s in such a state that I could easily see them selling information.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. mal617

    Not for me, but this game is a must have.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Nephilimator

    Irrational, kinect already does that at the hardware level. No additional software required to be tracked all day and it will only cost you 100 dollars more to get bent over.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. melonbuster1

    I purchased a surface pro 2 and a nokia 1020 phone because of the connections to the xbox1 and Microsoft world of devices. . They are amazing

    #9 1 year ago

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