Capcom pulls both local & online co-op from Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

Where’s my co-op, Capcom?

Whoa there, Capcom! You were doing so well and then you go and do this, how could you? Oh, sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself, so let me start from the beginning. Originally Capcom had advertised that their recently released title, Resident Evil Revelations 2, would include an offline and on-line co-op mode for all platforms. However it seems as of the release of the PC version, they have updated the Steam page to reflect that the PC version does not in fact include either co-op modes.

Going further however, shows that Capcom didn’t do a very good job when they attempted to remove the co-op modes from the entire game listing, as they are still listed in the game listed in the “About this game” section.

  • Assistive co-op play – Players will need to switch between the two characters (Claire/Moira, Barry/Natalia) to overcome the nightmares in either single player mode with an AI partner or offline co-op.
  • Robust Raid mode – In addition to the deep story mode, Raid mode returns with its addicting fast-action combat playable in both single player and two player co-op (offline and online).

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Now to be 100% clear, I did not purchase the game with the intent to play it locally co-op, but I sure as hell did for the online co-op, which I won’t be able to do just yet. While Capcom has stated that the co-op will eventually be added via a free patch, it doesn’t change the fact that instead of telling its fans of their decision, they instead try to pull a fast one and hide the changes.

That is some foul crap Capcom! You simply don’t lie to us like that, the gamers who support you. The gamers who looked forward to playing this game with their buddies. And you’ve been doing this long enough to know that if you do something stupid like you just did, someone is going to find out and you’ll end up with a ton of bad press…. just like you have right now.

Update from Capcom on the matter:

Capcom Official statement,

The PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 supports a variety of customisable visual settings and resolutions. The decision to prioritise a single local screen was made to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices.

Raid mode will support online co-op shortly after launch when a free patch is available for players to download which adds this feature, but the main campaign on PC will only be available to play in single local screen.

How the hell is it that Resident Evil 6 on the PC has both online and local co-op support but this doesn’t? Here I was, starting to trust you again Capcom and then you go and do something like this. Better yet, how is it that there are at least 20-30 indie games that I can think of that include co-op play, both online and locally. Pretty sure if I could ask for my money back, I’d do it right now. Really Capcom? At the last minute as well?

Now I am starting to get worried about PC version of Street Fighter 5, chances are they’ll remove online play just for spite.

Sources:, My Steam Account, Eurogamer

 

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