Resident Evil Village was supposed to be started with a multiplayer mode, Resident Evil Re: Verse. In April of this year, after a few not great open betas, Capcom has announced that it will be delayed until July. It’s July now, but look around. Nope. Indeed, a few minutes ago, the developers ad it has now slipped to a point in space year 2022.
So what is wrong? Well, from the wool of the tweet, I would say: a lot.
“Resident Evil Re: Verse is moved to 2022,” franchise said Official Twitter Announcement, “so that the team can continue to work to deliver a smooth gaming experience.” Which, when accompanied by such an ambiguous new date, is usually the industry code for “Damn, damn, the framerate is not over 3!” “
They add, “We will share the updated launch details at a later date. Thank you for your patience and understanding. “
They go on to say in another tweet that the current Town owners must either keep their Reverse download the code somewhere safe or add it to their account now, “so you’re ready to play when the game launches next year.”
Delays like this are quite normal for game development in the 2020s, and as has always been a giveaway that was meant to come with this year’s hugely popular. Resident Evil: Village, it would be an idiotic sausage that would get upset too much. What is strange here, however, is the eleventh hour late nature.
They must have known that it wouldn’t be ready for July, given that they just added at least six more months of development, so why wait until half of the month promised before admitting it’s far from finished ? One explanation could be that for the team working there it was on the right track, but others higher up at Capcom threw their arms / chairs out the window and demanded that it be a anything else.
We don’t know how much Resievil fans were clawing at the walls for a multiplayer mode of Town, but now they have a lot more time to spend on the wait.