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Capcom: RE5 Versus mode charges cover dev costs, bandwidth

Saturday, 14th March 2009 11:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Capcom’s defended the fact it’s charging for Resident Evil 5′s Versus mode, telling CVG it’s a simple case of watching the bottom line.

“Although Versus mode makes use of the assets that exist in the game, the functionality is not currently in the game and is above and beyond the initial scope of Resident Evil 5,” said a spokesperson.

“We have never included a Versus mode in Resident Evil before, and as well as the costs of development of the feature, there’s also additional bandwidth costs associated with it.”

The patch, costing $4.99 on PSN, or 400 MS Points, adds two Versus modes, namely Slayer and Survivor.

It’s releasing in a “few weeks”.

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6 Comments

  1. wz

    Game just arrive from the UK, gotta wait for my coop partner to arrive though.

    (If you read this, HURRY THE FUCK UP!)

    Oh, and I’ll be getting the DLC. It’s fun, so what.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. locus2k1

    know how you feel, finished the game last night, and my co-op buddy hasnt even started playing it yet, he’s still hooked to SFIV, hurry up will ya!

    May just start veteran while i wait.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Baseman

    Funny:
    Just bought the limited edition strategy guide made by Piggyback. Flipped trough the pages and what do I see? A complete guide for the versus mode with all the dirty details.

    Makes you wonder if the DLC isn´t already on retail discs waiting to be unlocked by *ka-ching*.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Prof Power Glove

    Well, after absolutely loving RESI4, this seems to confirm the death of the series I once loved. It’s just an action romp now instead of the classic suspense, horror that made the recent games so good..

    We might as well all start calling it Gears Of Evil or something. :/

    #4 6 years ago
  5. cachucha

    theres too much action indeed, but coop its too much fun(in veteran)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Trivi4l

    @ Prof Power Glove umm what? Classic suspense and horror was never present in RE4 its just as much as an action romp as RE5 except now you can do coop.

    #6 6 years ago

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