/Resident Evil games accidentally lose ray tracing on PC after update

Resident Evil games accidentally lose ray tracing on PC after update

A screenshot from Resident Evil

Image: Capcom

Last week, Capcom sent an update to the Steam versions of the remakes to resident evil 2 & 3. Was supposed to be a generic little update, but whatever Capcom did under the hood ended up breaking a couple of the nicer features of the game.

Not long after the updates were released, PC users began to notice that the option to enable ray tracing within the menu for both games was gone. The option to enable 3D audio support also disappeared. While some fans on Reddit initially believed this to have been intentional, Capcom later released a statement confirming that the modes had been affected by the update and that they “apologize for any inconvenience.”

To all users of Resident Evil 2 / Resident Evil 3 on Steam

We are aware of a current issue with the ray tracing option not appearing in the graphics and presets menu. We’ll address this in a future update and apologize for any inconvenience!

It sucks that another update is needed to fix things that were already in the game, but that’s game development and support, baby.

Strangely, this isn’t the first time those two specific options have been the focus of failed updates.. In 2022, the resident evil 2 Redo, resident evil 3 redo and resident evil 7 they were all forcibly updated on PC to include ray tracing and 3D audio, a move that greatly upset users who were (rightly) concerned that this would drop required specs for games they had already purchased and played. . .

After the updates did exactly that, and fans protested, Capcom quickly reversed:

“Due to the overwhelming response from the community, we have reactivated the previous version that does not include ray tracing or enhanced 3D audio,” Capcom said. resident Evil team wrote on Steam. “Both the upgraded and older versions will be available in the future.”

First too many people had ray tracing, now no one has ray tracing.