While you have to wait a little longer to play Resident Evil Village, the multiplayer game Resident Evil Re: Verse is now available on all platforms through an open beta.
The beta test is now live on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC through Steam. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S editions are not bespoke next-gen versions, but instead they are backwards-compatible editions of the game.
The Resident Evil Re: Verse open beta is a test of sorts for the game’s system, balance, and servers, Capcom said. Because it’s a beta, there may be “unexpected” maintenance. Players who downloaded the previous closed beta test don’t need to re-download the game.
One further note to be aware of is that HDR is not supported on Steam in the beta. You can download the beta right now from the store of your choosing.
Resident Evil Re: Verse Beta Test Times
- April 8th 2021 2:00 AM (EDT) to April 11th 2021 2:00 AM (EDT)
- April 7th 2021 11:00 PM (PDT) to April 10th 2021 11:00 PM (PDT)
Resident Evil Re: Verse is an online multiplayer game that is bundled with Resident Evil Village. The game offers up to six-player multiplayer, with players fighting in five-minute deathmatch events; the player with the most points at the end wins.
One of the twists is that, when your character dies, their body becomes a “powerful bioweapon” which can then be used to attach other players. Players can also obtain Virus Capsules on the map to become stronger, and kills with these earn you more points.
You can check out the gameplay trailer and screenshots above to get a closer look at Resident Evil Re: Verse. The beta test has experienced some issues, and Capcom is investigating.
【Regarding the RE:Verse OBT】
Earlier today, we experienced issues with the matchmaking service of the RE:Verse open beta.
Currently matchmaking is back online, but we are investigating the issue. We applogize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
— Capcom Dev 1 (@dev1_official) April 8, 2021
In other news, the next Resident Evil Showcase event is scheduled for April 15. Capcom is promising to reveal a new gameplay trailer and details for Resident Evil Village during the event, while the publisher is also lining up some surprises. For more, check out our RE Village preorder guide.
For more on Re: Verse, check out GameSpot’s feature, “Why Is Everyone So Small In Resident Evil Re:Verse?”
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