What is in Dead Rising 3's Massive 13GB Update?

There's a gigantic 13GB update for Dead Rising 3, but nobody knows what it does.

Users are a little confused. The impatient are still waiting for the damn thing to download.

Strangely enough, Capcom hasn't provided us with the details of the latest update for Dead Rising 3. And that's too bad, 'cuz we really want to know what's included in that gargantuan 13GB file.

It started when Xbox studio manager Mike Ybarra jumped on Twitter to say:

We know the game's first batch of downloadable content, Operation Broken Eagle, is slated to release on January 21. There are four packs included in that expansion, so perhaps this big ol' update is in preparation for that DLC. The only saving grace is that downloading the update doesn't actually add 13GB to the game's installed size. Therefore, it won't do a number on your available system memory.

Still, it's a little weird that Capcom hasn't given us any information. For 13 gigs? You better say something.

Remember when games didn't NEED updating?

Yes, I understand. We get more content and as such, that expands upon a great experience. I get the concept. With that out of the way, I have to say that I kinda miss the days when games were complete when you bought them. It was over. The developers weren't going to be able to do anything else. What you got was what you got. That's it. There's a blissful simplicity in that system, don't you think?

We didn't get any DLC and devs couldn't fix bugs but then again, we didn't have to deal with 13GB updates, either.

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Published Jan. 20th 2014

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