Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature.
Although Capcom has said a patch is coming to enable online co-op in Raid mode, it said it never intended to enable local, offline co-op in the main campaign “to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices”.
This comment didn’t exactly win back the hearts and minds of Resident Evil fans, but the publisher has now issued a proper apology.
“We apologize to our Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC players who purchased the game and expected to have local co-op as a feature,” Capcom wrote on the game’s Steam community page.
“The feature wasn’t intended for this version and that caveat was mistakenly omitted from the product description on the Steam page earlier, and then included as soon as we were made aware.
“This was an unintentional error and again, we apologize for the confusion this may have caused.
“We are currently looking into the matter and potential solutions and we hope to have new information to share very soon, so please stay tuned. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
It’s unclear whether Capcom intends to refund purchases or patch in offline co-op, but I expect the eventual solution will be free DLC or similar, offered in compensation.