Resident Evil Resistance open beta delayed on PC

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Resident Evil Resistance (opens in new tab), the asymmetrical multiplayer Resident Evil spinoff starring Martin Sandwich (opens in new tab), is slated to come out in April, following an open beta that was set to begin today. The beta launched as planned on Xbox One, but the PC version on Steam (and the PlayStation 4 version, if that's your thing) has been delayed.

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Capcom didn't cite any reasons for the delay, or when we might see the demo come our way, but a rep confirmed that the issue is unrelated to the full release, which will take place as scheduled next week.

Resident Evil Resistance locks a group of four survivors in a sort of deathtrap maze, filled with monsters and traps that are controlled by another player, who can also take control of Mr. X when it's really time to wreak some havoc. Interestingly, it's not official Resident Evil canon (opens in new tab), although Capcom revealed earlier today that Jill Valentine (opens in new tab), who is canon, will be available as a playable survivor. Fraser thinks she's got a leg up on young Martin, but I'll put my money on a spunky 14-year-old prodigy any day. (He is a prodigy, right? I haven't actually checked.)

Resistance will come bundled with Resident Evil 3 on April 3. That doesn't leave a lot of time to play with the beta, so hopefully Capcom will get it resolved quickly.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.