Following an outcry from those who picked up the first episode of the survival horror title, Capcom has issued a response that addresses the lack of offline co-op in the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2.
What makes this problem so intriguing is the fact that, much like the console versions, the feature in question was advertised in the build-up to release, and is even mentioned in Revelations‘ Steam listing at the time of writing.
However, the publisher’s statement sheds some light on the AWOL feature.
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.
According to an additional statement provided to Eurogamer, Capcom made the decision to remove offline co-op prior to release “to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices.” Still, one glance at the comments under the Steam listing will tell you that some early adopters aren’t impressed and are searching for a refund, though whether they will get one or not remains to be seen.
One thing is for sure, though, Capcom clearly has no plans to add in the absent feature now that episode one has launched.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 will release episodically across the space of four weeks. Stay tuned to We Got This Covered over the coming days when we’ll have a verdict on the game from Christian Law, our own resident horror expert.