Just a couple of days ago, we reported that Capcom’s Steam description of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is false, as the final build of the game doesn’t have local/offline co-op. Even after release, Steam’s page suggested that the game features offline co-op which wasn’t true at all.
At the time, it did looked like this was just a mistake on Capcom’s part while describing the product. As it turns out, that was indeed the case and developer Capcom has come forward to apologize to the community.
We apologize to our Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC players who purchased the game and expected to have local co-op as a feature. The feature wasn’t intended for this version and that caveat was mistakenly omitted from the product description on the Steam page earlier, and then included as soon as we were made aware. This was an unintentional error and again, we apologize for the confusion this may have caused.
The reason why local co-op was removed for PC is that it’s an open platform. Players use a range of visual tweaks and Capcom wanted to insure the best possible experience on variety of settings. For that reason, they decided to prioritize one screen instead of going for two at the same time.
On the other hand, when you look at consoles, specs and setting are locked and developers feel more comfortable adding local multiplayer. Still, PC fans can shoot some zombies with their buddies online in Raid Mode. However, Raid Mode for time being doesn’t support online co-op, but it will soon when a new patch comes out.