Fans of Resident Evil were deeply disappointed when they downloaded the PC version of the game only to find out that it didn’t sport the local cooperative mode that console gamers enjoyed. Capcom responded to the outrage by apologizing for leaving that information out and said they were looking into solutions.
In the meantime, a modder actually got local cooperative play working in just a few days.
Capcom announced today via Steam that they’re planning to add the feature. With Capcom being a relatively large studio, it is not going to be able to put the official update out quite as fast as the modder was able to, but players can opt into a beta version of the game that is already available.
Hello RE fans,
Following Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC player feedback, we’ve got some new information to share. The development team has been exploring various options and we’re in the process of creating a way for players to utilize a local co-op feature
Soon we plan to release a beta branch on Steam which will allow two players to play the Story and Raid modes locally via a split screen. We want to get this feature in the hands of our PC players as soon as possible, so this option may not be 100% polished when it is released. Feedback from those who try it out is welcomed. For anyone who isn’t satisfied with this option, refunds are available through Steam.
If you picked up the game, you can opt in to the beta using the official instructions posted to Steam by Capcom.
It makes us wonder why it didn’t put the feature in in the first place, if it was so quick to get it running, but we’re happy to see a publisher responding to fan concerns of this nature in a relatively short time frame.