What the hell is going on with Resident Evil Re:Verse?

ADVERTISEMENT

What the hell is going on with Resident Evil Re:Verse?

RResident Evil has the worst and most unlucky with PvP multiplayer. Capcom’s long-running survival horror franchise has tried its hand at all manner of multiplayer several times over the years, and at least when it comes to co-op, the series has been very successful. the likes of Resident Evil 5, Revelations 2and the Outbreak Games are good examples of that. But when you get to the PvP side of things, the history of the series starts to look pretty awful. 2016 The Umbrella Corpsfor example, arguably the worst demonic resident game ever made, and while 2020 Resident Evil Resistance it’s much better and it certainly has the advantage of a strong concept, fails to execute and comes off as just another crude cash grab that didn’t receive anywhere near the kind of support it would have needed to succeed.

But Capcom is nothing more than persistent or stubborn, depending on how you look at it. The Japanese company, for some reason, is adamant that PvP is still an area where demonic resident can see some success, and has another experiment lined up on that front. Resident Evil Re:Verse was announced in early 2021, confirmed to be a PvP multiplayer deathmatch game that would see characters and locations from popular series crossover in a single game. At the time, Capcom said the game would be included for free with Resident Evil Village (although it would also be available for purchase separately for those who wanted it) – and yet here we are, a year and a half later, and Reverse is nowhere to be found.

So what the hell is going on with that, exactly?

It’s hard to answer that question, because right now, it seems that no one cares about the game in the slightest, including Capcom. Resident Evil Re:Verse It didn’t get the strongest reception when it was first introduced last year, which wasn’t surprising in the least, considering the series’ multiplayer history. The concept of it is certainly cool, and contains some good gameplay ideas, but as always, it felt like demonic resident he was half failing his multiplayer attempts in an attempt to attract a crowd he had never managed to capture.

Reverse had several playable beta builds in the months after its announcement, and the consensus was almost always the same: that it had some great ideas, but it felt like a half-baked idea, and it just wasn’t remotely polished to be anything more. . That’s another footnote in the series’ troubled multiplayer history. Most people who played it were confident that it would come out, and within a few days of release (if that), it would be completely forgotten about. At this point, even those seem like generous predictions.

Resident Evil Reverse

Because it never came out. Initially, the plan was to launch Resident Evil Re:Verse in the summer of 2021, a couple of months after the release of Resident Evil Village. However, in July, Capcom announced that the game had been pushed back to 2022. And after that, there was complete and utter radio silence. For the next several months, no one even mentioned Resident Evil Re:Verse even in passing, no one seemed to care anymore, because no one demanded to know what was going on with him. At best, people would ask bewildered questions about whether that had already been released and been forgotten about, or if it hadn’t, if it was still something. There were some, in fact, who lamented the terrible effect Reverse I had on Resident Evil Resistancea game that could have possibly seen significant improvements with post-launch support; post-launch support that it never had because Capcom shifted all focus and resources to a game that… well, a game that yet has not come out, a year and a half after its announcement.

However, in May 2022, it seemed that things were starting to look up again. Resident Evil Re:Verse received a new rating rating for the ESRB, which not only stated that the game had also added PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia as its native platform releases (previously only confirmed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC), but it also suggested, as ratings scores do for games with no release dates, that it was relatively close to release and as such a long-awaited update could be coming soon, perhaps showing off a revamped build and even revealing a new date. or launch window.

But of course that didn’t happen. Us made I recently got some pretty significant demonic resident updates Resident Evil 4 The new version from the ground up was officially announced after about a couple of years of leaks and rumors, with Capcom also confirming that Resident Evil Village is in development for PlayStation VR2. Fans of the series couldn’t be happier, honestly, because they’re both excellent crowd-pleasing announcements, and no one doubts that both experiences will be impressive in their own right.

resident evil upside down

Still, that Reverse the update that seemed more likely now than in almost a year did not arrive. Even now, we’re left wondering what’s wrong with that game. Given how long it’s been delayed, one would assume it received a pretty big development overhaul, but again, given Capcom’s history with PvP demon resident, it’s hard to be optimistic on that front. Either way, the question of where the game is and when we’ll hear from it again lingers.

There is every chance that a Resident Evil Re:Verse the update will be coming soon, probably in the next few days. Given the number of major events coming up throughout this month, we wouldn’t be surprised if the game made a comeback; in fact, it’s highly unlikely that you won’t. At this point, though, it’s worth asking the question: does anyone care? Capcom radio silence is over Reverse These last 10 months have been strange not just because of their very nature, but because of how people have or haven’t reacted. The game was promised as a free addon for those who spent money on Resident Evil Villageand by now, people would be within their rights to demand to know why Reverse it hasn’t arrived yet. Usually in these situations, many would even be up in arms about it. It’s not like from town The disappointing Mercenaries mode did a lot to help people until something new came along, right?

But people have reacted to Reverse absence with complete ignorance at worst, and a shrug at best. That’s probably the worst possible reaction Capcom could have hoped for. Even strong, verbal aversion is preferable to apathy. At this point, even if Reverse returns (which will probably be in the next few days), it’s hard to see a way back. Even before its release, Capcom has killed its chances of success simply because of the way they’ve handled things since its reveal.

resident evil upside down

Of course, there’s a chance I’ll end up eating the crow with these statements, and Capcom is re-revealing a completely revised version. Resident Evil Re:Verse that freaks people out. It’s a small, small possibility though, and it would have to be something really special for people to care about it. That’s how little anyone cares about the game right now. Ultimately, my hope is that the lesson Capcom learns from this is that people don’t want PvP. demonic resident, and the cooperative is where the money is. just do another Outbreak game, Capcom.

Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of GamingBolt as an organization, and should not be attributed to it.


ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT