Dead Rising 3 PC release date announced

Plus, Capcom moves to calm frame-rate concern.

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The PC version of zombie kill 'em up Dead Rising 3 launches on 5th September 2014, Capcom has announced.

The game is part of the ongoing Steam Summer Sale, where there's 25 per cent off its standard £39.99 pre-order price.

Meanwhile, Capcom moved to address concern around the PC version's frame-rate.

"Allow me to set the record straight," wrote Capcom developer wbacon on the Dead Rising 3 Steam forum.

"While Dead Rising 3 is optimised to run at 30 frames per second for gameplay reasons, you can expect it to still run fine uncapped under most conditions provided you have a capable enough hardware.

"We can't guarantee that there won't be issues, and obviously depending on your rig you may see different results. Rest assured the beefier your gaming machine, the smoother your zombie killing experience will be."

Capcom warned that Dead Rising 3's frame-rate will fluctuate in uncapped mode in certain areas, particularly later in the game where streets are packed with zombies.

"Couple that with an open world sandbox game engine, big explosions, complex physics interaction, and huge draw distance and you're bound to experience dips here and there," the publisher said.

We also have the minimum and recommended specifications for Dead Rising 3 on PC.

Minimum specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit edition, Windows 8 64-bit edition
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.30GHz (or Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz) / AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.00 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 / AMD Radeon 7870 or higher 
  • DirectX: Version 11 
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection 
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB available space 
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 Compatible sound card 
  • Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection is required for Co-op play

Recommended specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit edition, Windows 8 64-bit edition
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz or AMD equivalent 
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon 7970 2GB 
  • DirectX: Version 11 
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection 
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB available space 
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 Compatible sound card 
  • Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection is required for Co-op play. An Xbox 360 Controller for Windows or other Xinput-compatible controller is recommended for this game

"Many of you have asked - what does the min spec / rec spec mean for Dead Rising 3 and my particular PC setup?" Capcom continued. "Short answer is if you have a min spec machine, you will be able to play the game at 30fps at Low settings, which still looks very nice.

"If your system meets the recommended specs, you will be able to play the game at High settings and at 1080p resolution. That's what we've formally tested at, and that is the consistent experience you can expect from the minimum and recommended specs outlined on the store page.

"That being said, some of you may still attempt to play the game below the official min spec."

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