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

Thursday, 5th 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.



  1. Homer2014

    if it’s published by Capcom it will also come on ps4

    #1 7 months ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Didn’t they have some sort of exclusive deal with Microsoft?

    #2 7 months ago
  3. TheWulf

    I wouldn’t put too much stock in this. Ever since Valve noticed us snooping, they’ve been putting all sorts of falsifications in there. For the most part, I’ve been amused, but I have to admit to being genuinely saddened that Quantum Conundrum isn’t a thing. That’s the sort of game that makes me wish I lived on a world of nerdy introverts — with nary a single bloody extrovert in sight.

    It was a charming, warm, personal, and genuinely clever little game. Funny too, and de Lancie added so much to the role of mad scientist — he was perfect for it. He’s actually really good at that sort of thing for the same reason Robert Picardo is. He can do the most ridiculous things and still keep a relatively straight face. He’s just such an OTT personality, they really couldn’t have chose better. But then, I kind of wish we’d see Mr. de Lancie in more things, especially eccentric comedic roles.

    Quantum Conundrum was almost made for me, though.

    It had that cute little critter (I adored him); the whole experience just felt so heartfelt and honest; the puzzles were great brainscratchers (some of them were genuinely hard, especially when they required quick reflexes too, but never punishing); it had a warm, earnest sort of humour that I miss from sci-fi (Trek, Voyager especially, was known for this); and it was clearly such, such a passion project.

    I was just sad to see that it was a hoax. Quantum Conundrum still holds a place in my heart as one of those experiences that I won’t forget, right up there with Uru and my other favourites. In fact, due to the more warm (rather than cynical) humour, and the greater difficulty, I may actually prefer Quantum Conundrum over Portal. I know, I know, I’m a horrible philistine because I’m an individual with personal tastes.

    Still, I do love Portal, but for different reasons, I’ll never lose my love for that, either. A game without padding? Oh yes. It’s just that I loved Quantum Conundrum that little bit more. I can understand why most people disliked it, though.

    It was twee, but in a sassy, clever sort of way. I think that’s confusing to people who aren’t familiar with how retro sci-fi, science-fantasy, and genres like that tend to take the piss out of themselves and aren’t too seriously. I think that’s a thing, I can’t take something seriously if it has too high of an opinion of itself. I think that most entertainment tends to have a certain… arrogance and hubris?

    That may be a strange thing to say, but when you consider dramatisations, and how they almost order you to take them seriously… well, I can’t. I don’t know. Especially when they’re day-to-day stuff. It’s like something is expecting some kind of reward for being as bland and average as possible, po-faced, unchallenging, and serious.

    I like it when someone tells a joke I don’t immediately get. I don’t feel threatened or insulted by that, I learn something, and I can remember the joke later and laugh about it. I’ve often heard, in extroverted circles, that the worst kind of joke is one you have to explain. And I don’t agree with that at all. Quantum Conundrum spent a lot of its time toiling with one joke, quietly hinting at what the joke is.

    It was just a smart, happy little game. I’d love to see where they’d go with a sequel, but alas.

    Of course, this has made me duly wary of everything in the Steam database. :P

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Homer2014

    @YoungZer0 it can be expired

    #4 7 months ago

Comments are now closed on this article.