If you decided to play Resident Evil Village over the weekend on Steam, chances are you were kicked out of the game and locked out before you could say Lady Dimitrescu.
Affected players were greeted with a sudden black screen and a message stating that their data was “incompatible”. If you tried to restart Resident Evil Villageyou’ve been locked out of your save file – no horrible monsters for you this weekend.
The culprit of this bug causing crashes and corrupting save could be because you have a specific DLC. Capcom has introduced a new “anti-tamper code” in the latest Village patch, says Steam user FluffyQuack in a forum post (opens in new tab). This is done to prevent any modification to the game, but it appears that this is faulty and crashing users’ games.
Capcom has acknowledged the bug and says an official fix is on the way:
To all Resident Evil Village Steam players: We are aware of an ongoing issue with the latest patch that is causing the game to crash for some users. We are currently looking for a fix and apologize for any inconvenience caused!October 17, 2022
This isn’t Capcom’s first PC crash rodeo. In 2007, Capcom’s port of Resident Evil 4 wreaked havoc on unsuspecting PC gamers. Unfortunately, Capcom ported the lower version of the Playstation 2, not the higher version of the Nintendo GameCube.
Initially, the PC version was released without any original lighting, low-quality textures, and a bug infestation. All of this resulted in dissatisfied customers and even more dissatisfied PCs as the bugs caused many of them to crash.
Capcom eventually hired the QLOC company to develop another PC version, later released on Steam as the Ultimate HD edition in 2014.
Interestingly, people don’t seem to be too bothered by this destructive patch. Just a look at Capcom’s Twitter responses to your apology post will show you what people really want: the Resident Evil Showcase.
Resident Evil Showcase will start on October 20, 2022 (6pm ET / 3pm PT / 10pm GMT / 9am Wednesday AEDT)
Showcase provides the latest news and announcements about updates, trailers, and more about the Resident Evil series. It has fans foaming at the mouth with people asking for more information about the Resident Evil 4 remake. Fortunately, Capcom can fix all the bugs this time before the PC launch.