A screenshot of Resident Evil 6. (Photo : Capcom)
Xbox 360 fans and Playstation 3 fans will be able to enjoy Resident Evil 6 on October 2, but one group will not have the same fortune.
The PC crowd will be unable to enjoy Capcom's latest entry for the near future. According to a Capcom Senior Vice President Christian Svensson, the PC version will not even undergo the beginning of official development until the console versions are completely finished.
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However, this may not be a bad thing considering what happened when Capcom released Resident Evil 4 for the PC. Resident Evil 4 was considered a revolutionary game for its time and is still held up as one of the best games ever made. But the PC version was a fiasco as Capcom did not add mouse support and they failed to upgrade the graphics interface or update the textures. The sound was also criticized for its poor quality. The aiming and control of the game was not accurate or as sensitive when using a gamepad. What most critics felt was that it was a lazy port that lacked the innovation that the Wii Port of the game or other ports had.
According to Co-optimus, "gamers have questioned Capcom's commitment to the PC platform, disbelieving that the developer puts forth the effort to the PC side of their games."
Svensson responded that "Projects like this you guys seem to think are 'trivial' but they are not. "When they get treated as trivial, you end up with Resident Evil 4 PC... which I don't think too many true fans were pleased with."
To right those past wrongs, Capcom has decided to the final codebase from the console version of RE 6 as a launch point for the PC version of Resident Evil 6.
The game releases on October 2 for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The release date for the PC version has not been unannounced.
Capcom has also refrained from commenting on whether they will release the game for the upcoming Nintendo Wii U and its new gamepad. Other companies such Warner Bros. Interactive are releasing older titles such Batman Arkham Asylum for the Wii U almost one year after releasing the title for the Xbox360 and PS3. This opens up the possibility for Capcom to bring Re 6 to Nintendo fans. Nintendo gamers did not get to play Resident Evil 5 on their last console the Wii because of the lack of HD graphics. However, this will no longer be a problem with the Wii U which pledges 1080i graphics.
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