According to new QA branches in the Steam Database listing for Resident Evil 3 Remake, Capcom may update the title for the first time since its early 2020 rollout. Resident Evil 3 Remake released on consoles and PC in April 2020 to middling review scores, failing to reach the high bar set by its acclaimed predecessor, RE2 Remake.
Interestingly, RE3 Remake never received any post-launch updates, though Capcom continued to support its multiplayer suite – Resident Evil Resistance – for several months. The multiplayer patches covered everything from gameplay adjustments and bug fixes to performance updates and balancing solutions. Free content updates surfaced every so often as well, adding new Survivor skins, creatures, Skill Cards, and playable maps. Even Jill Valentine joined the online companion piece as a Survivor character, complete with cheesy quips ripped straight from the 90s.
As spotted by Wccftech, the Steam Database listing for Resident Evil 3 Remake boasts five new QA branches, the furthest of which goes back 12 days. At the time of writing, the most recent update in the listing went live approximately 19 hours ago, with the description “qa dev (TU1)” attached. TU1 presumably refers to Title Update 1, suggesting a post-release update of some kind may be in the works for the Resident Evil entry.
Because Capcom neglected to rollout post-launch updates for the remake, there’s no way of knowing what this potential Title Update may entail. By comparison, patches for Resident Evil 2’s 2019 remake added bug fixes, stability adjustments, and free DLC in the form of The Ghost Survivors content. Perhaps Capcom has similar plans in place for last year’s Resident Evil outing?
The seminal survival horror brand has experienced an incredible resurgence since the release of Resident Evil 7 in January 2017. RE7 gave the property a modern makeover, the most notable of changes being its transition from third-person to first. Resident Evil 2’s remake in 2019 kept the momentum going, though the comparatively disappointing launch of RE3 Remake did little to pick up the pace. RE7’s sequel, the recently released Resident Evil Village, managed to take the series to new heights, moving over 4.5 million copies in only a couple of months. Capcom aims to capitalize on the success, too, previously announcing RE Village DLC that fans hope sheds more light on the Lords and Lady Dimitrescu.
Resident Evil 3 Remake is out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.