Capcom returned the old PC versions of Resident Evil games because the new ones were not good

Capcom returned the old PC versions of Resident Evil games because the new ones were not good

Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 earlier this week received free upgrades with improved graphics and sound. And while the consoles still allow you to choose between original and new versions of these games, updating was mandatory on the PC, which is a bit inconvenient because the games have become more hardware demanding and spoiled the compatibility of existing modifications, including those for VR.

However, the biggest problem for PC gamers was that the performance of Resident Evil games deteriorated after this upgrade, and some lighting problems were noticed. Some users claim that the games have become less dark due to raytracing than before, which harms the atmosphere.

The protest of PC players was loud and bore fruit. Capcom has decided to return old versions of Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 for PC. The new versions aren’t gone, but players can now choose whether they want the DX11 or DX12 version of the game. By default, a new version is selected, but if for some reason you want an old version of the game, the procedure is as follows:

  • Click LIBRARY in the Steam client.
  • Right-click the game and select “Properties…”
  • In the pop-up menu, select “BETAS”
  • From the pull-down menu, select “dx11_non-rt ” (Note: password not required)
  • Close the pop-up menu and let the Steam client auto-update the game
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