Capcom promised it will fix the way the rain in Spain falls. Following online complaints about the Resident Evil 4 Remake rain effects, Capcom stated that a launch-day patch will bring adjustments. [Thanks, Press Start!]
The comment came from Resident Evil 4 Remake Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi in an interview with Press Start‘s James Berich. Berich mentioned online complaints about the Resident Evil 4 Remake rain effects, which emerged after viewers saw gameplay videos published by Game Informer in February 2023. Berich asked if Capcom intended to address what some fans were dubbing “raingate”.
Hirabayashi said that the team had “seen everyone’s reaction to the rain effects,” and was “working on a day-one patch to make adjustments.” Given the timing of the patch, no information was available about just how the rainfall effect would be adjusted, but it will likely look different from the build experienced by Game Informer‘s staff.
For your reference, here’s the video that sparked the “raingate” complaints.
The video by Game Informer shows footage from Chapter 5 of the Resident Evil 4 Remake. In it, a player in control of Leon fights his way through a hostile village full of the game’s signature Ganados. A heavy thunderstorm drenches the village in a constant downpour that hits the characters whenever they’re out of cover. It even seems to interfere with aiming, though the reflectivity of the rain effect also puts a large amount of visual noise onscreen.
The Resident Evil 4 Remake will launch on March 24, 2023. It’ll arrive on the PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. Check out Siliconera’s preview of the game.