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Resident Evil Resistance Open Beta delayed on PlayStation 4 and Steam

Published: 18:10, 28 March 2020
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Resident Evil Resistance has hit somewhat of a snag on PlayStation 4 and Steam, which led to Capcom postponing the Open Beta. Thankfully, if you're looking for a preview, we've put the game through its paces on Xbox One, which is still up.

It turns out that players on both of the aforementioned platforms encountered matchmaking and other issues, the sort that clearly take longer to address. 

Capcom were hopping for a quicker fix and tried to keep their PS4 and PC players updated, but their latest tweet confirms that Resistance will need more time.

"Due to technical issues, there is a delay for the RE Resistance Open Beta on PS4 and Steam. The XB1 version is unaffected and is available. We're working to resolve the issue as soon as we can and will keep you updated. Apologies for the inconvenience", they wrote. 

Resident Evil Resistance was planned as a package deal for RE3 remake but with the launch set for 3 April 2020, it's unclear what this means for the tag-along. The game's issues now include gameplay imbalance along with technical shortcomings, but its status shouldn't result in too much stick from the fans should it be delayed. 

Unfortunately, our first impressions are less than stellar as Jonathan found multiple contention points. It was just our luck that we gave it a go on Xbox One, which is still going strong, so we bypassed the technical stuff that PS4 and Steam players were subjected to.

In our Resident Evil Resistance preview , Jonathan found that what looked as clever design on paper didn't work as well in real-world, leaving us with a "beta for a multiplayer mode that is sorely lacking in almost every regard".

We suppose that Capcom could use this extra time to add some much-needed polish to the Resistance's gameplay, but we should hear from them soon enough.

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