New Resident Evil Village PC Update Promises Performance Upgrades

Resident Evil Village will get a new PC patch from Capcom, which will enhance the game’s performance even further. Resident Evil Village was launched early this year and has rapidly become one of the most popular Resident Evil games, earning critical acclaim for its plot, combat, and visuals. However, some users have expressed concerns about the game’s performance on PC, prompting the game’s creator to provide updates.

Two months after its release, the newest installment in the popular horror series came under fire when it was found that the game didn’t work as effectively on PC as it should. Despite the game’s positive initial reviews, Steam users began to complain about performance issues.

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Several people noticed frame rate dips during their playthroughs, which were most evident during cutscenes and monster engagements. A study into the performance difficulties with Resident Evil Village showed that the game’s Denuvo DRM anti-piracy system might be to blame, prompting Capcom to explore remedies for PC gamers.

Capcom announced the next Resident Evil Village update on Twitter, noting that the performance patch would be available on August 10. The update’s patch notes are brief, with Capcom stating only that “internal processing will be enhanced to maximize performance” and that “minimal fine-tuning of FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR)” will be made. The fix is intended for PC Steam users, who notice that FSR performs better after installing it.

The latest PC patch arrives only weeks after a Resident Evil update in July that promised to boost the game’s overall performance as well. Following the patch, Capcom announced that AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) is now supported, allowing the game to run at better frame rates on PC Steam than it did previously. The patch also improved the game’s anti-piracy system, aiming to eliminate frame rate issues that certain PC gamers were experiencing before.

It’s unclear whether Capcom will release any more game fixes, but the Resident Evil Village creator is already working hard on its next project. The existence of Resident Evil Village DLC was confirmed earlier this summer, however, no specifics on the new content have been revealed.

When it comes out, players may get to see more of protagonist Ethan Winters’ exploits, yet it’s also conceivable that they’ll be playing as Chris Redfield. While little information about the new material is available, many fans are hoping to see more of Resident Evil Village’s Four Lords through DLC.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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