NEWS - Monday, June 24, 2013


Dead Rising 3 has SmartGlass-exclusive missions

When Dead Rising 3 was unveiled for the Xbox One, it served largely the same purpose that the original Dead Rising did for the Xbox 360, which was flexing the hardware’s capabilities.

But Microsoft’s Xbox One initiative is far more ambitious than its predecessor. For example, there’s its use of SmartGlass, an app that connects a tablet to an Xbox 360 console. Dead Rising 3 supports SmartGlass, and Siliconera asked Dead Rising 3 executive producer Josh Bridge how a zombie playground utilizes this feature.

 

I see Dead Rising 3′s SmartGlass capabilities being demoed with a Windows 8 tablet, which makes sense at a certain level, given how much Microsoft is trying to tie Windows 8 with the Xbox. Is it a Windows-only thing, or will there eventually be an iOS or Android version?

 

Josh Bridge, Executive Producer: It will ultimately support all operating systems for sure. But currently we have it running on a Windows device.

 

Is it its own stand-alone app?

 

No, it’s part of an upcoming version of the Xbox SmartGlass app and will function much like the current version. After you launch the app, it notices that Dead Rising is currently being played, press a button, and in kicks our phone. It actually skins your phone to be like the phone from the game’s universe.

 

You’ll get calls from a character that are only on the SmartGlass device. So if you don’t have SmartGlass, you won’t get those calls from that guy. Which also means you won’t get those missions.

 

Will you be able to finish the game without it?

 

You can finish the game without it. There’s plenty content as is without it. But we put some exclusives in the game for those who have a SmartGlass compatible device.

 

Personally, I’m a child; I love gadgets, hearing a little ring… I can even customize the ringtones too… and hearing a little voice, that gives you exclusive missions.

 

So there’s a character unique to SmartGlass?

 

Yes. His storyline is his own. And it interweaves with the main storyline. Without it, you’re not losing out on what the story is. But you’re getting more out of the game.

 

You’re not missing out on any unique achievements?

 

Ummm… no. I don’t think we can do that.

 

Initially I thought it was something for a second player to do.

 

You can… it’s mostly part of the single player mode, but as we’ve been working on it, playing it on our studio, I’d toss it to a buddy as go, “Hey, help me out here; can you do this for a sec?” It ends up being pseudo-cooperative play. But it’s not an answer to co-op, we have co-op.

 

The apps, which allow you to perform areal strikes and such… once you have access to them, can they be used as will? Is access unlimited?

 

Oh yeah. When you complete missions, he gets you more app codes, and those app codes can be spent on whatever you want, plus used whenever you want. Though they do have cool down periods.

 

Meaning you can’t use them over and over and over again…

 

No, because then you’d hit the credits in one hour. And there’s no microstransactions at all. This is all within the game’s own ecosystem.

 

Dead Rising 3 will be released this holiday. The game is being developed by Capcom and published by Microsoft.


Source: http://www.siliconera.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,238
Forum Posts: 725,572
Xbox One Titles: 933
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,084
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 584
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,594
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,793
Screenshots: 30,143
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 85 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 393 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 409 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 349 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 457 Views

Ultimate Game Face
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 495 Views

Home screen customization?
Post by DJ tx
2 Replies, 530 Views

Xbox One Manette E317 en vente sur ebay
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 540 Views

Xbox 360 Summer Intern Celebration 2009
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 518 Views

Xbox One Limbo
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 577 Views

Anyone else feel like they hit a stalemate?
Post by DABUC
2 Replies, 660 Views

Does anyone know how to teabag 343 Guilty Spark in Halo?
Post by shrew king
3 Replies, 1004 Views

Xbox One Nike Einhalb 43
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 887 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Live is 5ive Llamma en vente sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 983 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Live Turns Five en vente sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 767 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics