Capcom has reversed its decision to force upgrades of the PC versions of Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Resident Evil 7.
The updated versions – that lined up with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series upgrades being released – added ray tracking and enhanced 3D audio, but also raised the system requirements and caused performance issues for some users, causing many players to call for a choice to return to the old versions.
Announced on each game’s Steam page, the developer said it had made the older versions of the games available again “due to overwhelming community response”.
There’s a little bit of work to do before the older versions can be played again but Capcom gave step by step instructions on how to revert the games back (the instructions are the same for each game). Players will therefore be able to choose which version of the game they want going forward.
The enhanced edition updates were announced in March alongside the next-gen versions of each game, which will soon be joined by Resident Evil 4 Remake when it arrives on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC next year. IGN said Resident Evil 7 was good while Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remakes were both deemed to be amazing.
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