If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Dead Rising 4 coming to Windows 7 and Steam in March

It rises

The absurd Windows 10 exclusivity of Dead Rising 4 [official site] will end on March 14th, Capcom have announced. It'll arrive on Steam and yes, for Windows 7 too. Dead Rising 4 isn't great, sure, but if you want to mow down zombie hordes while dressed as Street Fighter's Cammy you might still fancy it.

This Windows 7/Steam release will come 14 weeks [that's 98 days, multiplication maniacs! -ed.] after Dead Rising 4's initial launch on Windows 10 through Microsoft's Store. The strange things people will do in the name of business, eh?

I heard Phil Spencer stood outside Ian Capcom's house holding over his head a boombox blasting Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes. Faved every last one of his tweets. Sent flowers every day for a month, then escalated to gorillagrams. Eventually, Ian Capcom relented and signed an exclusivity arrangement which artificially limited the game's audience. Presumably this a involved cheque with several zeroes. Hey, I know Ian Capcom wasn't personally spurning me (he'd never!), his heart simply must follow the numbers. When zeroes hit your eyes like big pizza pies, that's a business.

In an ideal world, this freed version would hit GOG and Itch too but, y'know, that may take a while.

Normally I wouldn't mention pre-orders but seeing as the game has been out for months and many reviews and opinions have been shared, hey: a 20% pre-purchase discount brings it to £31.99/47,99€/$47.99 on Steam.

Check out Wot Alec Thought if you're curious but do bear in mind that a recent update has added a harder difficulty mode.

Topics in this article

Follow topics and we'll email you when we publish something new about them.  Manage your notification settings.

About the Author
Alice O'Connor avatar

Alice O'Connor

Associate Editor

Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Buy RPS stuff here
Rock Paper Shotgun Merch