Resident Evil upgrades can now be undone on PC

Resident Evil upgrades can now be undone on PC

Resident Evil upgrades can now be undone on PC

Upgrades for numerous Resident Evil games went live this week after Capcom’s Showcase, and players quickly learned that this comes with the fact that they will no longer be able to choose lower quality settings. That was short-lived, the company said in a tweet that it received an “overwhelming response” and is now changing course.

“Due to the overwhelming response from the Steam community, we have reactivated the previous version that does not include ray tracing and enhanced 3D audio,” Capcom said. In the future, both the enhanced and earlier versions of Resident Evil 2, 3 and 7 will be available. Capcom has also published instructions for reverting to the previous version of each title.

  • Click LIBRARY in Steam client.
  • Right click on the game and select “”Properties…””
  • From the pop-up menu, select “”BETAS””
  • From the drop-down menu, select “”dx11_non-rt”” (Note: Password not required)
  • Close the popup menu and let the Steam client update the game automatically
  • You should be able to launch the game normally once the update is complete
  • Please note that some in-game option settings will be reset as a result of the rollback process.
  • To update the game to the new version again, select “None” from the drop-down menu in step 4 above.

Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 7 have all received major visual upgrades on consoles and PC this week, with Resident Evil Village getting its own upgrade later this year. On consoles, this means you can now natively download Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions of any game, with older versions persisting on older consoles (and, in the case of the PlayStation 5, newer ones too).

This improvement on PC would normally not be a problem but there are a number of reasons why this has caused problems. First off, the minimum requirements for each game have now been increased, meaning you may not be able to play them at all if you were just tinkering before. The games now also exclusively use DirectX 12, which is required for features like ray tracing, but means older Windows support and compatibility with many mods (including popular VR versions) are gone.

Resident Evil Village will receive a similar update in October, which will also include the game’s first story expansion and new features for the Mercenaries mode, including the ability to play as Lady Dimitrescu.

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