The disappointing omission of offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in the PC version came to light recently, when the first episode went live and players discovered that the feature advertised on the Steam store page was no where to be seen.
Capcom’s response made it seem like offline co-op would never happen. But in the face of many frustrated customers, it looks like they are rethinking that.
Here’s what Capcom had to say yesterday:
“The decision to prioritize a single local screen was made to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices. Raid mode will support online co-op shortly after launch when a free patch is available for players to download which adds this feature, but the main campaign on PC will only be available to play in single local screen.”
They’ve changed their tune since then, and while the statement is vague, offline co-op is now being looked into, and an explanation was given for the snafu.
“We apologize to our Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC players who purchased the game and expected to have local co-op as a feature. The feature wasn’t intended for this version and that caveat was mistakenly omitted from the product description on the Steam page earlier, and then included as soon as we were made aware. This was an unintentional error and again, we apologize for the confusion this may have caused.
“We are currently looking into the matter and potential solutions and we hope to have new information to share very soon, so please stay tuned. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”