Unexpected patch for Resident Evil 5 on Steam finally shortened

Unexpected patch for Resident Evil 5 on Steam finally shortened games for Windows Live, added local co-op and other pleasant surprises

portal PC gamer Publisher and developer Capcom noticed this unexpectedly Approved a patch for the action film Resident Evil 5 on the Steam service, which brought several positive messages with it.

    Image Source: Steam

Image Source: Steam

First, the February 28 update — the first for the game in six years — finally relieves Resident Evil 5 on Steam of its connection to the Games for Windows Live (GfWL) service, the shutdown of which caused gamers headaches in 2014.

When leaving in 2009, Resident Evil 5 came with GfWL, but when switching to Steamworks in 2015, the shell broke local co-op (on consoles it was built-in and on PC it was added via mod), and the game itself refused to start without installing GfWL.

    Image Source: ResetEra (Dreamboum)

Image Source: ResetEra (Dreamboum)

Along with the final removal of GfWL from the Steam version of Resident Evil 5, official support for local split-screen co-op appeared in the game, and some bugs were also fixed.

Forum users reset era The patch is also reported to add support for ultrawide monitors (see screenshot below) and an automatic QTE pass feature, among other features.

    Image source: ResetEra (Disgraciau)

Image source: ResetEra (Disgraciau)

Due to issues with Games for Windows Live in November 2021 Another Capcom project, Lost Planet 2, has been withdrawn from sale on Steam. After the patch for Resident Evil 5, fans are hoping that the publisher will fix this game as well.

Resident Evil 5 debuted on PS3 and Xbox 360 in March 2009 and came to PC in September 2009. In June 2016, the game was re-released on PS4 and Xbox One and ported to the Nintendo Switch in October 2019.

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