Capcom Restores Non-Ray-Traced Versions of Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 following Backlash over Increased System Requirements, Mod Incompatibility

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Capcom released next-gen versions of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7 biohazard earlier this week, adding ray tracing and other much appreciated features to the three survival horror games, but not everyone has been happy with it for reasons that include increased system requirements and incompatibility with older mods due to the move to DirectX 12. The developer has now restored the previous versions of RE2, RE3, and RE7 biohazard through the beta branch, noting the “overwhelming community response” and listing the steps that players can take to roll the games back to their original counterparts. Steam users who are not happy with the next-gen versions can simply go into the properties of these games and select the “dx11_non-rt” option.

  1. Click LIBRARY in Steam client.
  2. Right-click the game and select “”Properties‚Ķ””
  3. In the pop-up menu, select “”BETAS””
  4. From the pull-down menu, select “”dx11_non-rt”” (Note: password not required)
  5. Close the pop-up menu and let the Steam client auto-update the game
  6. You should be able to launch the game normally once the update completes
  7. Please note some of the in-game option settings will be reset as a result of the rollback process.

Due to overwhelming community response, we’ve reactivated the previous version that does not include ray tracing and enhanced 3D audio. Both enhanced and previous versions will be made available going forward.

Source: Steam

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Tsing Mui
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