Capcom responds to Resident Evil: Revelations 2's lack of local co-op on PC

Those who picked up the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 were rightfully upset to find it lacked local co-op. Capcom has since released a statement regarding the omission.


Capcom released the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 this week across multiple platforms, although those who purchased the PC version are up in arms over the lack of local co-op support even though the company had promoted the feature leading up to its release. As a result, Capcom has released a statement regarding the missing feature.

“We apologize to our Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC players who purchased the game and expected to have local co-op as a feature,” Capcom says in its statement. “The feature wasn’t intended for this version and that caveat was mistakenly omitted from the product description on the Steam page earlier, and then included as soon as we were made aware. This was an unintentional error and again, we apologize for the confusion this may have caused.”

In regards to a resolution, Capcom offers the following, “We are currently looking into the matter and potential solutions and we hope to have new information to share very soon, so please stay tuned.” Let’s just hope the new information is the addition of this feature to the PC version as this feels like the old bait and switch tactic to me, regardless if it was “mistakenly omitted” from Steam’s product page.

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    February 27, 2015 6:40 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Capcom responds to Resident Evil: Revelations 2's lack of local co-op on PC

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      February 27, 2015 6:53 AM

      I hope Capcom patches in local co-op. We live in an age where it's a trivial matter to connect multiple 360 controllers to the PC and get the same local multiplayer experiences console players enjoy.

      The issue could be that most PC players use monitors that are smaller than HDTVs, but that's the player's prerogative. Capcom should give all players all available options and let them use them as they see fit.

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        February 27, 2015 11:49 AM

        Yeah, it's just pure laziness/cheapness to keep this out of the PC version.

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          February 27, 2015 2:52 PM

          This is a ridiculous statement, considering that Steam doesn't support multiple profiles logged in at the same time. PC co-op in the age of Steam is not trivial for most games.

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            February 27, 2015 6:10 PM

            Why are two accounts needed? The second person can just join in without signing in, like a traditional co-op game.

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        February 27, 2015 2:31 PM

        Given that most games are developed for one platform and then ported to others, this is extra douchey. It almost certainly means the feature was available and then deliberately stripped out for the PC release.

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      February 27, 2015 2:58 PM

      Local coop has been successfully modded back into the game by FluffyQuack.

      "Potential solutions" my ass...

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        February 27, 2015 10:44 PM

        Well, you always catch the liar before the one leg man xD.
        I'm not sure i'ts written correctly tho :).

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