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Resident Evil 5 Headed To The PC Later This Year

Capcom's zombie-romp is now official for the PC and will support 3D-specs.

In a press release this morning Capcom officially announced Resident Evil 5 is coming to the PC later this year. Also, Street Fighter IV and Bionic Commando are on track to hit the WIndows platform in July. Jeff's got a whole lot more info on the Street Fighter IV stuff in a previous story so I'd check there for information on the achievements and improvements made for that game. Here's a quote from the release detailing what Resident Evil 5 PC gamers have to look forward to:

The PC version of Resident Evil 5 will feature online play for co-operative play sessions over the internet and will also take advantage of NVIDIA®’s new GeForce® 3D Vision technology (wireless 3D Vision glasses sold separately).
Dude. 3D glasses? Sold. After doing a little research on the technology I found this ridiculous video experiment on YouTube which tries to mimic the effect by making you cross your eyes while looking at two very similar videos running at the same time. The video shows off a version of Crysis using NVIDIA's technology, not Resident Evil 5, but it might be interesting to see if you can actually train your eyes to make it work. I don't know about you, but all I saw was a sailboat.

  

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Posted by snide

In a press release this morning Capcom officially announced Resident Evil 5 is coming to the PC later this year. Also, Street Fighter IV and Bionic Commando are on track to hit the WIndows platform in July. Jeff's got a whole lot more info on the Street Fighter IV stuff in a previous story so I'd check there for information on the achievements and improvements made for that game. Here's a quote from the release detailing what Resident Evil 5 PC gamers have to look forward to:

The PC version of Resident Evil 5 will feature online play for co-operative play sessions over the internet and will also take advantage of NVIDIA®’s new GeForce® 3D Vision technology (wireless 3D Vision glasses sold separately).
Dude. 3D glasses? Sold. After doing a little research on the technology I found this ridiculous video experiment on YouTube which tries to mimic the effect by making you cross your eyes while looking at two very similar videos running at the same time. The video shows off a version of Crysis using NVIDIA's technology, not Resident Evil 5, but it might be interesting to see if you can actually train your eyes to make it work. I don't know about you, but all I saw was a sailboat.

  

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Posted by The_Dude

Do want 3D?

Is it actually going to work well though?

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Edited by vaiz

DMC4 PC was pretty awesome, hopefully this will be just as good.
Incidentally, I'd like to point out now, before anyone screams shitty port incoming, that capcom develops pretty much all of its current gen shit native to the PC, and the console versions are the actual ports. That is all.

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Posted by SpinCookie

It's a schooner

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Edited by McBonJon

The PC version of DMC 4 was the superior one, in my opinion. I'm hoping that's the same for these games. Even though I have RE 5 and SF IV, I'm still going to try out the PC versions.


I figure that these games will have support for the 360 controller, but I hope RE5 has mouse support.
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Edited by Rodiard

Nice, if this is a Windows LIVE title I'll likely double-dip for double the achievements. :)

Hopefully this supports a mouse, as it looks like the RE4 PC port did not (?!).

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Posted by FlipperDesert

All that video did was make me feel sick. =/ I'd rather just play Crysis than watch two versions of it on a YouTube vid.

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Posted by Church069

It looks like 3D is not for me.  I tried doing all types of these 3d online tests, but each one I failed miserably.  I did hear that if you could not see the 3d stuff, you could do practice exercises to train your eyes to see it, but it seems like too much work to train myself to get this extra feature.

As for RE5 on the PC, I may get it when it goes down in price, hopefully there will be some cool mods for it by then.

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Posted by blaakmawf

I dont really want 3-D, but I got the video thingy to work. Ended up with two tear filled eyes tho.

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Posted by Chaser324

They can't possibly screw it up as bad as the RE4 port...right?

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Posted by ZeroCast

According to Amazon UK the game is coming out on June 30, 2009.


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Posted by Scooper

I feel really stupid crossing my eyes watching that YouTube video. I felt like I was being caught on video as a prank.

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Edited by Lepuke

Thank you Capcom for still providing PC gamers with games to play. Now just don't screw up the ports :)

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Posted by PureRok

Crossing my eyes while watching that video did nothing for me. Everything just became blurry and I saw double of everything. I call bullshit.

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Posted by Media_Master

I'm not crossing my eyes

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Posted by Diamond

Just a note for those that don't understand.  The Nvidia 3D system requires a special 120Hz LCD and special expensive shutter glasses, but you don't have to cross your eyes.  The games must also get double the framerate (because the framerate you see will be cut in half, one for each eye).

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Posted by CL60

Better have goddamn mouse support...

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Posted by TwoOneFive

I haven't touched the game since I beat it, and uh, that means its at most a 3/5 game. 

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Posted by jmrwacko

I can't cross my eyes. I'm so used to looking through glasses that sending my eyes in opposite directions is next to impossible.

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Posted by RHCPfan24

Interesting, and that 3D stuff is freaking me out. I hope it actually works with the right equipment.

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Posted by CL60
RHCPfan24 said:
"Interesting, and that 3D stuff is freaking me out. I hope it actually works with the right equipment."
It will, some games already have it.
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CL60 said:
"RHCPfan24 said:
"Interesting, and that 3D stuff is freaking me out. I hope it actually works with the right equipment."
It will, some games already have it."
I have heard, yes. I just haven't seen it in person yet.
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Posted by IVIorpheus

Wonder how they'll make the controls fluid on the PC...

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Posted by Scieran

Cheers for the nude mod makers.