The latest issue of EGM is imparting some spicy rumors
upon us. Perhaps most shocking is word that Capcom may be passing the buck on Dead Rising 2
, leaving the sequel in the hopefully-capable hands of a North American developer.
The rumor doesn't state which studio would be working on the Dead Rising
followup, although it does suggest that the developer is based in Los Angeles -- ruling out our guess of Texas-based Gearbox Studios, who only recently announced
a "really big" project in pre-production.
Of course, they wouldn't call it a rumor if it were necessarily true. We'd like to see Capcom
remain involved with the Dead Rising
franchise, but if it does in fact pass on to a western studio we can only hope it falls into the right hands.