Capcom have announced the release date of Resident Evil Re:Verse has been delayed to Summer 2021, missing out its simultaneous release with Resident Evil Village.
The game’s official website updated with the new release date window of Summer 2021; having previously been 2021. In addition, GameSpot report Resident Evil ambassadors have received emails confirming this instead of the previously planned May 7th.
The game was intended as a free multiplayer game for those who purchase Resident Evil Village (launching May 7th). The open beta for Re:Verse was met with issues with matchmaking on launch, causing it to be temporarily suspended.
Even so, the Mostly Negative reviews on Steam note the game being poor quality overall. Many even wished that Capcom had not created the game, with the extra budget then going into Village.
The situation can be compared to Resident Evil 3 (2020), and Resident Evil Resistance; a stand-alone multiplayer game that was free with the former. Our own review noted how it would quickly become passed-over, and likely made Resident Evil 3 a worse game because of its existance.
“Fans of the franchise had a good reason to be put off by Resistance, since it probably was why Resident Evil 3 (2020) ended up much shorter and paired down compared to its source material. You can see so much in Resistance that would have made Jill’s escape much richer.
Resident Evil Resistance is likely going to fall by the wayside like the repugnant Umbrella Corps, and be remembered as that thing nobody wanted. For years fans have wanted a new Resident Evil: Outbreak and sadly, they are going to miss something that manages to be as good as it.”
Resident Evil Re:Verse launches Summer 2021 on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game will also be free for those who buy Resident Evil Village.
You can find the rundown (via the official website) below.
A fight to the death that all Resident Evil fans can enjoy!
In Resident Evil Re:Verse you can test your skills against other players in four to six-person deathmatch battles. Play as beloved characters from the Resident Evil series and turn the tides of battle with powerful bioweapons.
Take part in 5-minute Deathmatches, where the player with the most points wins! Use the weapons and items you find to take down even more powerful enemies!
Turn the Tides with Bioweapon’s Revenge!
When your character is taken out, their body transforms into a powerful bioweapon which can be used against other players. Pick up multiple Virus Capsules to transform into even stronger bioweapons. Getting revenge with a bioweapon is also a great chance for more points!