Resident Evil Village is just about a week away and set to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Stadia on May 7. While the single player campaign is set to follow Ethan Winters and his run-in with Lady Dimitrescu, the game was also set to launch with a multiplayer mode called Re:Verse. However, it looks like the mode won’t be launching alongside Village after all, as Capcom has updated the Resident Evil website to say Re:Verse will launch in the summer of 2021.
While some, like Fanbyte Guides Writer Collin MacGregor, might argue the game didn’t need a multiplayer mode to begin with, it’s at least good to see the main game won’t be delayed to accommodate a mode that can be added for free later. Capcom’s not the first company to go this route with a big game’s single player launching ahead of the multiplayer mode, as Naughty Dog did the same with The Last of Us Part II in 2020, and that multiplayer mode seems to be prepping to launch as a separate live service game. Not every company has been keen to do this, however, as 343 Industries and Microsoft considered it for Halo Infinite, but instead decided to delay both sides of the game away from the Xbox Series X/S launch.
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In other Resident Evil news, the series is due for a film reboot later this year with Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. The movie will star a brand new cast and roughly follow the events of the first two games. Which is an interesting premise, I guess. But I’m curious to see how it manages to make both of those stories into one coherent thing in the run time of a feature film.