Resident Evil 5 is receiving mixed reviews, although they're mostly positive. The current debate centers on whether or not Capcom should've included a competitive multiplayer mode, a mode they're currently charging for as additional DLC.

These days, competitive multiplayer seems like standard fare for almost every major release, and while RE5 holds a cooperative, partner-based style of gameplay at its core, we didn't get a competitive option. Well, it's available now on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace; it's priced at $4.99 on the former and goes for 400 Microsoft Points on the latter. It's called Versus mode, and it lets four players compete in a couple of different competitive game modes. Survivor's Rule is similar to Deathmatch (you can go 1-on-1 or 2-on-2), and Slayer's Rule is a point battle; the more Majinis you take down, the more points you receive. Now, Capcom has this to say about this $5 add-on, according to CVG:

"Although Versus mode makes use of the assets that exist in the game, the functionality is not currently in the game and is above and beyond the initial scope of Resident Evil 5."

So, do you agree? Or should Capcom have included Versus in the retail copy of the game? This is one publisher that typically looks after their fans, so it can be difficult to blame Capcom for this type of transgression. But we imagine some multiplayer aficionados are a little peeved, even if we're only talking about five bucks…

Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5

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arctic
arctic
11 years ago

better late than never..

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

Pretty soon the single player campgain will be the only content on the disc and we would have to pay for co-op and online play.This slope sure is slippery


Last edited by karneli lll on 3/15/2009 10:22:17 PM

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

This is stupid to charge for that. FU** THAT I'll just beat the campaign and THATS IT.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 3/15/2009 10:52:57 PM

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Yeah II hope this doesnt become a trend.

BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
11 years ago

haven't picked up RE5 yet, but i'm failing to understand how this could not have been included on the disk. Is it really that large of a diversion from what we buy on the disk? I'm guessing the DLC includes maps, game modes maybe character models, but are they really that huge as not to fit on a blu ray disk at the least?

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Maybe the content was too large to fit on the DVD 360 version so Capcom had to leave off both.

I hope developers start to realize the DVD HD gaming is not going to fit all the things you want to do(9GB of space) and accept Blu-ray is the only way to go this gen.(50GB of space)

L7 385T

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

AN ARTICLE FROM JOHN XD YEY!!

Anyweiz. i dont even touch the versus mode/online play if i enjoyed the storyline in single player/story mode. Some games are meant for just campaign modes and some games are meant for online play. RE5, IMO, is just meant for campaing mode, not for competitive play online.

cLoudou
cLoudou
11 years ago

man I hate paying for DLC.
Like the Street Fighter 4 alternate costumes, which also shoulda been included in the discs.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Yep!

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Not understanding why they didn't add this to the disc? Blueray disc should of been more than enough room.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

They don't wanna come out and say that they had to gimp it for 360

TheUglyBassist
TheUglyBassist
11 years ago

Yea, I'm not too into the idea of releasing DLC within days of a release. To me it just seems like an easy way to milk the consumer. In the long run it really doesn't add to the longevity of the game. I don't know I really think this should have been on the disc.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

RE francise was never meant to be multi-player. since all the enemies have always been zombies, they never shoot back, so theres no point to have run & gun. Now… if you have real players shooting at each other. the control system has to completely change. At least make the movement control more friendly for dodging sakes.

slayerkillemall
slayerkillemall
11 years ago

i like the idea of having the option to play co-op with 3 or 4 of my buddies online against the AI (campaign),but yeah i agree with most,the dlc should've been on the retail game period…
its not about the 5 bucks is the principle of things…its like paying xboxlive just to play online.,after buying equipment and paying $60 bucks for a game 5 bucks for a dlc is ridiculous…

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

I don't understand how you can say Capcom has been one of the best when it omes to pleasing their fans when they're far from it. They make us pay for premium prices on content we should already have (SF alt costumes and now RE5 versus) and they give us lack-luster Collectors Editions (which sadly I have to say I bought the CE for SF4, RE5, and DMC4) all of which only really comes with a 'Making of' the game and tiny little figures. Sure the RE5 one had a bag in it but I'm not really going to be using it any time soon, and the Chris Figure looks nothing like his video game counterpart. Sigh…

JackieBoy
JackieBoy
11 years ago

versus in RE… thats just pathetic.
I wonder when we will get to shoot some people in Gran Turismo…
OPEN YOUR EYES CAPCOM AND BRING BACK THE SCARRY RE!


Last edited by JackieBoy on 3/16/2009 1:05:56 AM

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

i like the idea, but i shouldnt have to pay extra for it, this goes back to the issues i mentioned on the other DLC article. if i pay £30 – £50 for a game, i expect to get the full package.

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

This proves ben's article on lazyness from developers. (or more so to gain more profit.)

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

GameTrailers has a PS3 vs 360 comparison vid of RE5 showing it looking washed out on PS3 (color settings???), but also some apparent lower quality textures on PS3. I don't plan on getting the game anyway, but did Capcom get lazy on the PS3 version?

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

thats been happening with every multiplatform game, the games are aimed for the 360. Its a shame really, our console isnt being used to its maximum ability.

TheRaPtuRe
TheRaPtuRe
11 years ago

yeah but 360 has screen tearing and ps3 doesnt on res5

skoda
skoda
11 years ago

this is the kind of sh** that i knew would come from DLC as soon as it becomes prevalent developers try and screw us out of content. Here buy a 60 dollar friggin game but were gonna charge you for anything that gives the software any replay value. Its a flaming load of crap no matter what it costs. I bought the game i want the content that i pay for not some bare bones bs and then have to pay more to get anything!

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

I don't think RE5 needs online competitive anyway. I'll keep my $4.99 thank you.

L7 385T

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Rant

And speaking of online, developers…..stop putting in ridiculous trophies that can only be had by playing hundreds of hours of online.

10002 kills on multi-player(Battlefield Bad Co.), be in top 1% (Killzone) win a crap load of races (Motorstorm and Midnight Club) to name a few.

L7 385T

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

Totally agree. And wish they'd give the option of turning off trophies. Getting tired of deleting them off my hard drive every few days.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

Yay multiplayer. Four players standing still and shooting each other lol.

If they're going to add multiplayer, make it like the Outbreak games where you can play zombies. Excuse me, infected ūüôĀ

And bring back the zombies!!

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

You beat me to it. RE's tank controls aren't conducive to multiplayer.

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

This game was excellent, but I think RE needs to become scary like Dead Space again! RE5 is a great action game not survival horror! There are are moments in RE5 that make you say WTF! but it isn't scary loke RE 0-3 anymore. If you havent pick up RE5 your not missing much but it does put a end to the umbrella problem and so on.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

They're probably thinking of addittional ways to make money, due to this economy. They know that if you want something and it's not in the game, there's only one way to get it.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Microsoft and the folks who purchased Live accounts are at ground zero when it comes to charging for everything. If you think about what I am stating and not get defensive, (if indeed you are one of the ones that actually pay for online gaming which BTW, I am not), it will make complete sense.

Any video game company has to realize that people will pay for things. We always have, and always will. For example, here are a few questions for anyone reading that will prove my point.

– How many millions of people pay for Live?
– How easy did the transition from $49.99 to $59.99 on retail titles go?
– How many people buy DLC, no matter how insignificant?
– How many people purchase clothes on PS Home?
– How short have singleplayer games become over the past decade?

Charging for features such as multiplayer is a natural evolution of gaming. And just like my examples above, the gaming population as a whole will do exactly what the corperate study groups predict..

..spend the money.


Last edited by maxpontiac on 3/16/2009 11:11:13 AM

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

So, let's teach Capcom, as well as other developers, a lesson and not buy this mode. The only way these companies will get the message is if we send it loud and clear with our wallets. Let's let them know that charging for content within weeks of a game's release is bogus because it could've clearly shipped on the retail disc. I have no problem with DLC if it comes out way after the game's release, say six-plus months (GTA: The Lost & The Damned), but a week or two, or in this case, days, is just plain BS.

This is the final straw.

HELL NO WE WON'T PAY FOR CONTENT THAT SHOULD SHIP ON THE DISC!

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

i dont see it on the store lol :S

lionfire
lionfire
11 years ago

it should have at least been included in the collectors edition. by code, or on disc already.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Why must they hold our games hostage? [email protected] Microsoft points, hello, earth to MS, hiding the cost of things is retarded.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Now THIS is a friggin' hot topic! According to Capcom's quote there up above, the "functionality is not currently in the game." But three days later it IS currently in the game? Whaaaat?? What are they saying??

And no, it's not 5 dollars. It's 65 dollars by the time you get to play versus. That's a huge mistake on Capcom's part. Huge. It's not like there's been some public outcry for versus mode and they decided to add it on for the fans. IT'S ONLY BEEN 3 DAYS!

rell
rell
11 years ago

I brought re5 for the conclusion of chris story, my computer AI gets retarded in some bad situation which sucks. Online co-op is fun, graphics are cool, but re5 overall gameplay is re4 in disguise. This game should have used the ps3 cell processor I felt re5 was to limited which sucks, sp campaign is short. So I won't be buying dlc versus content kz2 gets my full attention on mp.

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

I wont be buying it and I hope no one else does either it may make them realise that they shouldn't do things like this.

However as we all know there will be people out there who will buy it, lets just hope it's not too many! ūüôā

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

were is the dlc at? I cant find it!

LegendarySai
LegendarySai
11 years ago

i say that they reli should hav included multiplayer on the disk. releasing it so soon after the game comes out means that they had it ready and could hav put it on the disk if they wanted, but they jus wanted 2 make more money…

KING313
KING313
11 years ago

Dude, THERE IS NO DLC ON THE PSN.

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

Should be out by now