Because who does not want Resident Evil to become… six-player deathmatch?
Capcom, bless their hearts, really like the idea of Resident Evil multiplayer. They keep making multiplayer spin-off games and putting multiplayer styles into singleplayer games, even though few players are as enthusiastic about them since Capcom. The forthcoming Resident Evil Village will have a multiplayer mode also, Resident Evil Re:Verse, and that will begin an open beta test immediately – which you can preload now. Re:Verse is a third-person shooter with six-player deathmatch starring RE heroes who can transform into RE creatures because why not?
ReVerse’s open beta is supposed to begin at 7am on Thursday ()’m Pacific today) then will run until 7am on Sunday that the 11th. The client is only a 6.4GB download however, you can prepare by downloading it now from Steam. Now that allows you see the menu and revel in a host maintenance message. The beta will also be on Xboxes and PlayStations.
Capcom said they made Re:Verse”as a thank you to fans for the 25th anniversary of the Resident Evil series.” However, what fans need is a Resident Evil 4 movie or a dating sim with a tsundere Lady Dimitrescu. Ian Capcom, I understand this is all for you. You just can not help yourself.
Resident Evil’s fondness for competitive multiplayer in a singleplayer terror series feels quite’early noughties’, when publishers normally shoehorned in multiplayer modes in the hope of decreasing second-hand earnings. Capcom have only kept on keeping on, still putting PvP into games people buy for narrative campaigns. They can not stop. They love it.
Resident Evil Village is supposed to launch on the 7th of May, together with Re:Verse included. It stars Ethan Winters from RE7, who has dragged into some sort of werewolf hell which looks quite RE4-ish. Plus it’s a superbly giant vampire woman, idk if you’ve heard this before.