Is Dead Rising 3 coming to Steam, or is the database trolling us again?

Thursday, 5 June 2014 00:45 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Dead Rising 3 might be coming to PC. Or it might not! Who knows! This is what passes for headline news in the held-breath pre-E3 hush of expectancy.


If you’ve been waiting for Dead Rising 3, an Xbox One exclusive partially funded by Microsoft, to make the transition to other platforms, I am in deep admiration of your patience and fondness for unusual zombie sandboxes.

It looks like Capcom might be on your wavelength, as eagle eyes today spotted the game’s appearance on Steam Database, a site that crawls Steam’s back-end.

According to AllGamesBeta‘s mysterious handlers, the small flurry of excited reports that followed upon the instant (oh my gosh there are no headlines today, we are all gasping out here) provoked a reaction from the powers that be (Valve? Capcom?) so that several modifications were made to the database entry – here’s an image of how it looked before.

In the interim, the logo has even been deleted from Steam’s media mirror.

Does all this mean Dead Rising 3 is coming to Steam? We don’t know. Sometimes SteamDB finds pan out, and other times they’re just weird little experiments by publishers who apparently have nothing better to do than pretend Halo 3 is coming to PC, for example. Maybe they just enjoy trolling us.

The important thing is a lot of people got very excited about this and sent me multiple emails demanding I inform the public, so by all means consider yourself fully informed.

Althought the Dead Rising series began as an Xbox exclusive, the second game and spin-off Off The Record made it to PS3 and PC, and Capcom has indicated it wants to throw more support behind PC.