Capcom’s standalone Resident Evil multiplayer game Re:Verse has been delayed until next year. It was first revealed back in January as part of the publisher’s inaugarel “Resident Evil Showcase” and was originally scheduled for launch this month.
The news comes by way of a Tweet from the franchise’s official channel:
The previously announced July 2021 launch of Resident Evil Re:Verse is being moved to 2022 so that the team can continue working to deliver a smooth gameplay experience. We will share updated launch details at a later time. Thank you for your patience and understanding. pic.twitter.com/o8hP363fjR
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) July 15, 2021
A subsequent reply notes that those who purchased a physical version of Resident Evil Village, which contained a Re: Verse download code should add it to their account now so that they are ready to play when the game launches next year.
Truth be told, many Resident Evil fans aren’t all that likely to be phased by the delay given Re:Verse’s negative reception; the trailer shown earlier this year has a dismal like/dislike ratio. I have already written about my own feeling that Capcom’s Resident Evil multiplayer initiative feels out of touch following both Resistance, the mediocre multiplayer experience packed into Resident Evil 3 Remake, and the initial reveal of Re:Verse.
Hopefully, the delay allows Capcom to hone RE:Verse into something more appealing ahead of its new launch window.