The upcoming Resident Evil: Village will include a free multiplayer game titled Resident Evil Re:Verse, and early re:views are largely bad. And when I say reviews I mean reactions to the YouTube trailer, which you can see below.
The majority of criticisms echo two specific points: Re:Verse looks a bit janky (it does), and a competitive multiplayer mode is not what long-time players want.
Unlike previous multiplayer offerings Resistance and Umbrella Corps, Re:Verse is not a standalone Resident Evil game, but rather a light deathmatch mode. It lets four to six players embody iconic characters from the franchise and fight each other around recognizable locations from the games’ past. The mode seems to reuse old assets to recreate the classic settings. All in all, it’s a neat little add-on to the upcoming Village chapter.
Judging by the responses, many old timer fans are upset that Capcom is spending any amount of resources on modes like this.
Re:Verse is clearly not what everyone wanted, but I personally think it looks fun, especially considering the price tag. It’s good for developers to occasionally make new things and experiment a little, instead of regurgitating safe rehashes of their old successes. And it’s also good to try new things, Resident Evil community, even if you still fondly remember and miss the old ones. Re:Verse may not look overly bold or original, but at least it’s different.