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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 PC Doesn’t Support Local Co-Op, Fans are Angry [Update]

Update: Capcom has shared the following response on the matter:

The PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 supports a variety of customizable visual settings and resolutions.

The decision to prioritize a single local screen was made to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices. Raid mode will support online co-op shortly after launch when a free patch is available for players to download which adds this feature, but the main campaign on PC will only be available to play in single local screen.

This does explain their decision to remove local co-op from the game’s campaign. However, Capcom is yet to clarify why Steam’s page suggested the inclusion of local co-op in the first place. Something tells me this won’t be the last time we’re talking about this.

Original Story: Just a few days ago, we reported a class action lawsuit related to false advertising of Nvidia GTX 970. Users who bought the GPU claimed that the final product doesn’t have the specs advertised by Nvidia.

Now, it seems another case of false advertising has emerged. Capcom’s Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 has been released on console and PC, but fans are reporting its lack of offline co-op on the later. The official page of the game on Steam states the following:

Assistive co-op play – Players will need to switch between the two characters (Claire/Moira, Barry/Natalia) to overcome the nightmares in either single player mode with an AI partner or offline co-op.

This quote suggests fans can expect offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. However, the same Steam page also reads: “The PC version does not support offline co-op play in the Campaign or Raid Mode.” It’s really confusing and weird that no one noticed this before. It can’t be said for sure if this is a case of false advertising or just a mistake while describing the product.

Whatever it is, lots of players who bought the game under the impression that it has offline co-op, are asking for a refund. Capcom nor Valve has commented on the matter but we have asked them for an explanation. Check back later for more on this developing story.

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