Today, Capcom released a Resident Evil Village patch for PC to address the stuttering issues attributed to the game’s Denuvo DRM and Capcom’s anti-tamper tech.
Last week, a cracked version of the game surfaced on the most popular game pirating haunts. Widespread reports revealed that this pirated version of the game resolves the performance issues by completely removing the anti-cheat technology.
The tech wizards at Digital Foundry put both the pirated and official versions to the test to confirm whether this was indeed the case or not. Confirming those earlier reports, Digital Foundry found that the pirated version runs considerably better with smoother all-around performance and unequivocally pointed to the DRM as the culprit. Following this, Capcom promised to remedy the problem with a patch for the PC version of Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil Village Performance Patch
The new patch pushed out to Steam earlier today pledges to fix the issues. Although so early into release, we’ll have to wait and see whether Capcom’s ‘adjustments’ translate to a better experience for PC players. The brief RE Village patch notes read:
The following updates have been made to the Steam version of the game.
– FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), the most advanced upscaling technology offered by AMD, is now supported in Resident Evil Village. Players who use FSR will now be able to experience higher frame rates on PC for an improved gaming experience.
– Adjustments have been made to optimize the anti-piracy technology.
In other RE news, Capcom announced a delay to RE Village‘s multiplayer component, Resident Evil Re:Verse, last week, due for launch this month. Citing the need to settle on a ‘smoother gameplay’ experience, the developer delayed the mode’s release to an unspecified date in 2022.
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