Resident Evil Re:Verse will seemingly miss Village launch

Ever since Capcom announced that Resident Evil Re:Verse, the upcoming multiplayer shooter that spans the history of the survival horror franchise, would be sold as part of a package with Resident Evil Village, fans assumed that meant both titles would be launching on the same day. Well, that doesn’t appear to be the case—at least not anymore.

As tweeted out by the fan account RE8countdown, the publisher is now sending out promotional materials that say Re:Verse is “scheduled to begin in the summer of 2021.” The official website features similar language, too. That would be odd phrasing if we already knew the release date.

To be fair, this may not actually be a delay in the usual sense, but rather a clarification of something Capcom had failed to explicitly communicate previously. Still, it may come as a bit of a disappointment to those who thought getting Re:Verse free with Village meant the two games would launch at the same time.

Then again, perhaps the original goal was to launch alongside Village if possible, but Capcom’s difficulty in beta testing the game prompted a delay. We may never know.

Resident Evil Village launches May 7th for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Google Stadia. Re:Verse will only be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, though those of us with next-gen consoles will be able to play it via backward compatibility.

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