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Resident Evil Resistance open beta delayed on PC

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Resident Evil Resistance, the asymmetrical multiplayer Resident Evil spinoff starring Martin Sandwich, 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.

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, although Capcom revealed earlier today that Jill Valentine, 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 covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.