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Capcom Hope To Update Older Resident Evils On PC, Eventually

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Given Capcom’s strong PC support in the West, it isn’t surprising that more and more PC gamers are making their voices heard on the company’s forums. In a recent forum thread, one particular user asked about the possibility of older Resident Evil games being released via Steam for modern operating systems.

 

Capcom USA senior VP Christian Svensson replied: “Reqeusts [sic] noted guys. On the [Resident Evil] 1 – 3 front, we have been trying to get [Capcom Japan] to let us update these titles to run on Win 7/8 and then get them out on more digital marketplaces for PC, but dicussions [sic] have been ongoing for more than a  year and we’ve not made progress.”

 

He added: “As for RE4, that’s a slightly different matter but we’ll see.”

 

(A PC version of Resident Evil 4 was published by Ubisoft in 2007 with no mouse support and graphical issues.)

 

In a separate forum thread created later, also asking about older Resident Evil games for PC, Svensson stated: “We get this question/request quite a bit actually. As I’ve said before, we’re trying to do stuff like this but it’s been slow going getting Japan on board with how we should update these games to run on “modern operating systems”.”

 

Svensson cautioned: “My hope is that someday this will happen, but sadly, it’s likely to take a good bit longer.”

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.