After that point, the survival horror trio will only be available on PC with enhanced settings, including ray tracing and 3D audio.
Last year, Capcom released upgraded and enhanced versions of Resident Evil 7 and the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3, offering improvements including ray tracing and 3D audio. At the time the company raised the system requirements for all three games’ PC versions, and while, in response to the subsequent backlash, it did end up making the non-enhanced versions available again, it turns out they’re not going to stick around for long after all.
Capcom has announced that on July 12, it will be ending support for the DirectX 11 non-ray tracing versions of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7 on PC. “After technical support has ended, we cannot guarantee compatibility or operation when using these versions of the games,” it wrote.
This means the non-enhanced versions of the three survival horror titles will no longer be officially available on Steam starting mid-July, which means players will have to ensure they meet the raised system requirements of the upgraded ray tracing versions.
The last time Capcom tried to do this was not that long ago, and the response wasn’t exactly the most positive, so it should be interesting to see how players react this time.