Resident Evil Re:Verse has hit a snag. The game was due to launch this month, but has been pushed back into an undetermined date next year. So far, Capcom has offered no clarification on why this happened, but we can make some guesses. The game was meant to launch as an addon to Resident Evil Village, but there may have been some major issues.
When Capcom ran several rounds of public beta testing this past year, things were looking up. Players seemed to respond to it well enough, but some complained of issues with stability and gameplay being less fun than anticipated. For whatever reason, Capcom has pulled the initial launch plans. There’s likely been a major shift in response to player feedback, as the company wouldn’t nix launch plans this close to debut without major problems. It could be that there has been a major gameplay revamp to also accommodate performance improvements. Capcom mentions the need “to deliver a smooth gameplay experience” as a contributing factor, so it’s plausible.
Capcom announced the news via Twitter, the content for which can be seen below. In that announcement the studio said: “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.”
The game was timed for the date of the 25th anniversary of the RE franchise, a timing it will now miss by a fair bit. The PvPvE shooter was billed to feature many of the iconic characters from across the games. This would be a dream to see these many iconic foes and player characters in action.
The publisher also advised that those with a Resident Evil Re:Verse download code should hang onto it. It appears as though the company will honor those codes on launch. As to when that release happens, we’re not too sure.