Capcom Restores Older Versions of Resident Evil On PC After Criticism

Following performance issues, older versions of the game are now available to play.

If you haven’t heard of the Resident Evil games, you’re missing out. The series is one of the most successful in gaming history and has become a staple of pop culture. You can’t talk about horror games without talking about this masterpiece.

Resident Evil first came out in 1996 and changed the scope of horror gaming forever. The last few games of the series have sold like hot cakes showing that the series still holds up well. Players have loved the remakes of the second and third Resident Evil games and the recent Resident Evil Village.

Updates are common for video games and are essential in running even older games. The Resident Evil games recently got a ray-tracing patch on Steam for PC. However, it hasn’t gone very well for the players and now action has been taken to fix it.

Capcom has recently announced that it is restoring the older versions of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 7 after problems with the new update. All of the games got this new update two days ago on PC to introduce ray-tracing and 3D audio. Players could finally use the much-wanted features in the horror games but there have been a few problems.

Apparently, the update caused a lot of difficulties for all of the players on Steam. One of the main problems with this update was how it broke mods and made them unplayable. So, all the work modders had done on the games essentially went to waste, as the mods wouldn’t work.

However, seeing the response from the Steam community regarding this particular aspect of the update, Capcom has made a change. It has made both the enhanced and the non-ray-tracing versions of the games available for the players. Hence, if you want to go back to the older version, you can easily do that.

Capcom has also given players a way to activate the older version step-by-step. All you need to do is visit your Steam Library and right-click on your Resident Evil titles, and then select Properties. In the “BETAS” pull-down menu, you will see a version called “dx11_non-rt”; click on it and the game will auto-update. 

This ray tracing update also raised the PC requirements for the Resident Evil games, which was an even bigger problem. So, it’s great to see that Capcom took swift action and listened to its fanbase. Hopefully we more of this trend in the gaming world.

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Ahmed Mansoor


Your average video games enjoyer with a deep passion for single-player adventures who writes about his favorite hobby.

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