Dead Rising 4 Will Ditch Series’ Infamous Time Limit

People have disliked the time limits in Capcom’s Dead Rising series since the very beginning. With the fourth main series title, Dead Rising 4, those pesky time limits shall no longer be a problem.

Time limits in video games can be extremely frustrating or inconsequential, depending on developers craft the experience. The time limits within Dead Rising are extremely crushing for multiple reasons (and not just the game’s infamous achievements). Not only does failing to abide by the time limits result in hours of lost progress (game over/screwing up the good endings), but players have to micromanage numerous missions with their own time limit meter.

Players who want to get a meaningful playthrough for any of the Dead Rising titles become caught up in a stressful web of time restraints. With the clock no longer acting as a looming dark cloud of stress, players can finally take their time and explore Dead Rising 4‘s open environments.

Dead-Rising-4-4K-Wallpaper

Thanks to Gamespot, additional information was present when Joe Nickolls, head of Capcom Vancouver Studio, was questioned on why time limits were removed from Dead Rising 4.

“We did a ton of user research on it, and the majority of the people said they didn’t really love the timer–they wanted to explore. There’s so much hidden side content that when we did it with a timer, people were just getting pissed off because they couldn’t finish half of what they wanted to finish.”

Because of the focus on exploration in Dead Rising 4, even the choice for an optional time limit doesn’t quite make sense.

“The world has been designed with multiple levels of exploration,” he said. “It’s so dense this time. There are stores, there are apartments above the stores, there are hidden areas and rooms.”

With time limits out of the way and a more newcomer friendly mindset being used to develop Dead Rising 4, Capcom might just be able to bring in some new people.

Dead Rising 4 launches on December 6th for Xbox One and PC. Remastered versions of Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising: Off The Record are currently available on home consoles.

Source: Gamespot

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Fanatical Take

Obsidian Entertainment’s, Grounded, Could Be A Sleeper Hit

Obsidian recently gave gamers a chance to check out a short demo of their upcoming game, Grounded and we think it will surprise many.

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Hyper Scape and Mortal Shell Impressions | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 44

This week, Joel and Ben discuss their 4th of July activities including the hating of fireworks, the death of a horse, and an eye injury. They also cover the latest …

Events

Was Ubisoft Forward Worth Watching or Was It a Step Back?

Ubisoft’s big digital showcase finally happened as Ubisoft Forward showed us a glimpse into what’s coming this year and beyond from Ubisoft’s biggest studios. It also didn’t show us glimpses …

Gaming News

We Miss G4! VENN Could Be The Next Best Thing

A 24-7 gaming and pop culture TV channel is launching. Will you be watching?

Game Deals

Video Game Deals of the Week! July 8th 2020

There are a ton of summer sales going on this week in Video Games across all platforms – with Steam leading the pack. Below are a few of the standouts of the week!

Final Checkpoint Podcast

The Last of Us Part II Spoilercast | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 43

This week Joel, Ben, and special guest Logan Myer discuss their thoughts on The Last of Us Part II. This is a spoiler-heavy discussion from start to finish so if …

New Merch In Stock! ✊🏾

Ultra soft, authentic ringspun cotton. 100% of earnings will be donated.