In a sad trend for many AAA gaming companies, Capcom’s release of their latest title, Resident Evil Revelations 2, has been met with controversy. While a glance at the Resident Evil Revelations 2 Steam page upon launched showed that the game would allow for local, offline co-op, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth, no doubt frustrating many gamers who wanted to play with their friends together at home rather than online.
Fortunately, a modder has Resident Evil Revelations 2 fans covered. Faster than a speeding bullet, the modder was able to cook up a mod that allows for the functionality of local co-op. Although the mode is limited due to the fact that it wasn’t designed with this feature in mind, meaning Resident Evil Revelations 2 gamers who want this mod will have to bear with gamepads only during their playthroughs, this still ensures that Resident Evil Revelations 2 gamers on PC have a way to play in co-op offline should they desire too.
Capcom eventually confirmed that this was an error, and that at no point was Resident Evil Revelations 2 ever supposed to advertise that local co-op would be available.
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.
Very disappointing indeed, but at least their response was honest and straightforward. Regardless, the episodic adventures of Resident Evil Revelations 2 have been met with a variety of different opinions and reviews. Those PC gamers who were hoping to play locally with friends may have no other choice but to let a modder fix Capcom’s mistakes. But fortunately, the online functionality seems to be in decent shape for those who have already purchased Resident Evil Revelations 2. Gamers can find the local co-op mod here.