Resident Evil PC upgrades can now be reversed after ‘overwhelming community response’


Capcom has enabled PC players to revert to older versions of several Resident Evil games after recently released upgrades resulted in some users being unable to play them.

Earlier this week the publisher released updated versions of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 7, including new current-gen features like 4K support, improved framerates and ray tracing.

While this was fine for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S owners whose systems could handle the upgrades, PC owners who were already playing on or close to the minimum requirements found their systems could no longer run the games.

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“Due to overwhelming community response, we’ve reactivated the previous version that does not include ray tracing and enhanced 3D audio,” Capcom said on Thursday.

“Both enhanced and previous versions will be made available going forward.”

Users should follow these steps if they want to roll back to the previous version:

1. Click LIBRARY in Steam client.
2. Right-click the game and select “”Properties…””
3. In the pop-up menu, select “”BETAS””
4. From the pull-down menu, select “”dx11_non-rt”” (Note: password not required)
5. Close the pop-up menu and let the Steam client auto-update the game
6. You should be able to launch the game normally once the update completes
7. Please note some of the in-game option settings will be reset as a result of the rollback process.

If you would like to update the game to the new version again, simply select “”None”” from the pull-down menu in Step 4 above.

Earlier this month Capcom confirmed that a Resident Evil 4 remake is in development and due to be released in March 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

It also announced that Resident Evil Village is getting new story DLC, a third-person mode, and coming to PlayStation VR2.

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