In Capcom’s recent investor meeting, the publisher and developer responded to Dead Rising 4’s mixed critical reception. An investor asked why the game didn’t receive “more distinguished reviews.” The company responded, saying the game’s more “approachable nature” didn’t resonate with everyone.
"Compared to the series up to now, this game was made more approachable in order to allow a wider audience to enjoy it," Capcom said. "However, there was a wider range of opinions for the new game. Moving forward, we intend to grow unit sales on a continuous basis by releasing additional digital download content while implementing updates for improvements."
Dead Rising 4 released in December 2016 for Xbox One and PC. As GameSpot points out, Capcom predicted the zombie-slaying action game to ship 2 million units by the end of March. It’s unclear if this target has been met.
We reviewed Dead Rising 4, scoring it 8/10. Writer Tony Hsiang praised the game’s Christmas aesthetic, but found it to be mechanically slim.