It’s now possible to roll back the current-gen console updates on PC, so you don’t have to install the patches with increased system requirements for Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
Earlier this week, we reported that the three mentioned games had received their PlayStation 5/Xbox Series versions. Meanwhile, an update has also been released for the PC, bringing ray tracing, for example, to the three Resident Evil games. It had consequences: system requirements have increased and Windows 10 has been made essentially mandatory by using DirectX 12. (Video card requirements have jumped from the Nvidia GeForce 760/AMD Radeon R7 260X pair to the GTX 960/RX 460 duo.)
It did not go down well with users. OK, not everyone has the opportunity to keep up with the latest hardware (we don’t either), so the complaints did not happen because of having weaker computers. The problem was that after the update, there was no way to run the older DX11 version; therefore, the Windows 7 and Windows 8 supported editions of the three Resident Evils. The only solution was to turn off the automatic update on Steam…
But Capcom confirmed on Twitter that they’d re-enabled the rollback to older versions, and you can check Steam to see what to do. Click LIBRARY in the Steam client, right-click the game and select “Properties…” in the pop-up menu, select “BETAS”. From the pull-down menu, select “dx11_non-rt” (Note: password not required), close the pop-up menu and let the Steam client auto-update the game. You should be able to launch the game normally once the update completes. Please note that some in-game option settings will be reset due to the rollback process. Nice move on their part.
Sony, on the other hand, deserves a slap on the wrist. For those with PlayStation 5, there’s the PlayStation Plus Collection, which includes Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which has received a next-generation update on PS5/Xbox Series. But according to IGN, you can not get the update! You’ll have to buy the PlayStation 5 version from the PlayStation Store, which currently costs about 20 dollars. Wow.