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Resident Evil Re:Verse Has Been Delayed to Summer 2021

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Capcom has shoved back the release of Re:Verse, the multiplayer add-on which was originally set to launch with Resident Evil Village on May 7th. As it stands currently, whether you’re interested in the defective project or not — Re:Verse is set to arrive later this year. Summer 2021, to be exact.

Drawing back to a few weeks ago, Capcom launched a slew of Beta editions for PC users to test the online waters before ramping up the work on the final release. Unfortunately for the Japanese publisher, however, players weren’t exactly impressed with what was revealed on day one. With a slew of matchmaking issues and temperamental bugs, the add-on was quick to receive a serious backlash of harsh criticism from both multiplayer and Resident Evil fans alike. And that was just the Beta.

Resident Evil Re:Verse - Teaser Trailer

A rocky start for Re:Verse…

Sure, it might’ve looked promising at heart, and fans of the franchise were most definitely content with the open roster of familiar faces and ambitious modes. But at face value, sadly, Re:Verse just wasn’t what it was cracked up to be — hence the sudden drawback on the launch date. Of course, there’s most definitely a spool of other reasons for Capcom to retreat back into the shadows other than the sheer embarrassment from their Beta flops. But for now, seeing as we haven’t been given a concrete reason behind the delay — we’re putting it down to the basket of Beta bugs and nothing more.

Seeing as Capcom are currently celebrating their 25th anniversary for the iconic Resident Evil series, it would only make sense that Re:Verse is given the tender loving care it deserves in order to maintain face. With that, we’re crossing our fingers that the multiplayer add-on is resurrected with a much stronger pulse than its botched Beta tests. In the meantime, however, we’ll be sitting idly by while Capcom iron out the creases and work towards a hopeful recovery.

Re:Verse will be a free-to-play add-on.

What is Re:Verse, according to Capcom?

“In Resident Evil Re:Verse you can test your skills against other players in four to six-person survival horror revenge matches. Play as beloved characters from the Resident Evil series and turn the tides of battle with powerful bioweapons.
Take part in 5-minute Deathmatches, where the player with the most points wins! Use the weapons and items you find to take down even more powerful enemies!”

“When your character is taken out, their body transforms into a powerful bioweapon which can be used against other players. Pick up multiple Virus Capsules to transform into even stronger bioweapons. Getting revenge with a bioweapon is also a great chance for more points!”

Resident Evil Village hits the shelves on May 7th on Xbox, PlayStation and PC. You can follow the updates for both the game and Re:Verse on the official handle here.

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Jord is an aspiring journalist and self-published author, as well as a lover of all things gaming and media.