Americans don’t want discs? Resident Evil 6 PC disc free in North America

Capcom just released details of the Resident Evil 6 PC spec requirements and the long awaited release date which falls on March 22nd next year. What comes as a surprise is the fact that European gamers will be privy to not only digitally downloading the game like their American brethren , but also will have the option to purchase the game at retail as well.

It’s an interesting move for Capcom, but perhaps highlights the many gaming  differences between the two continents.  The American region is one massive unified English speaking land mass, whereas in Europe , is a melting pot of diverse countries each with their own habits and trends.  Perhaps there’s good cause for Capcom to adopt this policy, but it really does suggest that Digital Distribution is massively popular in the US of A; with things like Valve’s Steam service paving the way for PC gamers to get the latest releases.

At least Capcom will save a pretty penny on distribution costs across the massive continent, but in doing so brings up the issue of fans not having a collectable physical copy in their hands which for some is an issue. Perhaps the disc version in itself will become a collectible item, or is simply the sign of a bygone age as Digital paves the way forward.

 

Full Details:

Both the digital and retail versions of Resident Evil 6 PC will contain all the content found in the original console release plus receive any additions contained in any free title updates such as Ada Wong’s campaign being accessible from the outset and the challenging No Hope difficulty mode.

 

Furthermore the digital version will take full advantage of Steam functionality by supporting the following features:

·         Cloud saving

·         Steam Achievements

·         Friends support

·         Game overlay

·         Leader boards

 

Spec-wise, this is what you’ll need:

Minimum specs

·         OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8

·         Processor: Intel® CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better

·         Memory: 2 GB RAM

·         Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space

·         Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTS or better

·         DirectX®: 9.0c or greater

·         Sound: Standard audio device

 

Recommended specs

·         OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8

·         Processor: Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better

·         Memory: 4 GB RAM

·         Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space

·         Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 or better

·         DirectX®: 9.0c or greater

·         Sound: Standard audio device

 

 

Capcom recommends PCs equipped with NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors to deliver the best experience when playing Resident Evil 6 PC.

Stand by for the first in-game assets from the PC version coming early next year.

 

Continuing its on-going commitment to listen to feedback from Resident Evil 6 players and, wherever possible improve the gameplay experience, Capcom is pleased to confirm that a second free update for Resident Evil 6 will be available on January 22nd, 2013. This follows the first free update for the game which is available from today. This second free update will deliver the following enhancements:

Agent Hunt Mode

·         Available without having to complete a campaign

·         Selectable criteria for joining a session

o    Stage selection

o    Region selection

o    Players can determine whether to join a session based on campaign player’s settings such as infinite ammo or friendly fire setting

Stage selection

·         Individual stages within chapters can be accessed at any time once completed

General

·         QTE assist

o    QTE assist is currently part of the Amateur difficulty level, and automatically completes QTEs for the player. With this update, players can optionally activate QTE assist on any difficulty level.

·         Adjustments

o    Some sections of the game have had their difficulty adjusted to provide an improved experience

Xbox 360 owners will be able to purchase Resident Evil 6 as a digital download when it releases as a Games On Demand title this holiday season.

 

 

Written by: Robert Cram

Robert Cram has hundreds of video game reviews and thousands of articles under his belt. He aims to remain objective and fair in his analysis. With years of experience, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement is entirely optional.

  • Joshua

    People don’t want RE6. Why spend money printing discs for it?