Capcom Quickly Rolls Back Resident Evil Revelations DRM Update After Steam Review Bombing



Capcom has quickly rolled back a Resident Evil Revelations update which added digital rights management (DRM) after it was review bombed on Steam.

As reported by Eurogamer, the addition of DRM — which essentially looks to stop piracy but allegedly causes performance issues and mod malfunctions too — arrived on January 10 and slammed by Steam users who brought Revelations’ rating down to “mostly negative”.

It didn’t take long for Capcom to hear the outcry and revert Revelations to its former state, though it did say DRM would return once the associated issues were resolved

“Due to an issue observed with the latest update released, we have reverted the corresponding update,” Capcom said in a Steam update. “We apologise for the inconvenience caused, and once the issue is resolved, we will re-release the update. Thank you very much for your patience and cooperation.”

Fans complained the DRM update had stopped mods working for the 2012 single player game. “Added DRM to an 11 year old game,” nyenye said on Steam. “F**k you Capcom. This is the second downgrade in recent years.” GigaDesu said simply: “Capcom killed modding.”

Revelations was originally a Nintendo 3DS game that soon saw itself ported to just about every other platform. It starred Resident Evil mainstays Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine investigate a deadly threat aboard a stranded cruise liner.

In our 8/10 review of the original, IGN said: “Resident Evil Revelations is a great handheld game, one that not only pushes the boundaries and standards of the Nintendo 3DS but one that recaptures a long-forgotten spirit of a classic franchise.”


Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.



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