Resident Evil 5 on PC?

#1 Edited by quadomatic (43 posts) -

I read something on shacknews once about how Capcom's development process consists of them developing games for PC and then porting them to consoles. Since every game Capcom released on 360 was put onto PC (except Dead Rising), isn't it likely that Resident Evil 5 will be coming to PC?

Ubisoft is also supposed to have some kind of deal with Capcom in which every canonical numbered release of a Resident Evil game will be brought to PC and published by them.

I suppose it would just be easier to buy a 360...but in reality, it would be cheaper for me to buy an HD4850 and 4GB of ram...

#2 Posted by HoNgKoNgPh0oEy (1481 posts) -

Who cares RE5 looks exactly like RE4 but less scary original and with scripted co-op. DEAD SPACE is were it is at even though im getting both.

#3 Posted by albaker (437 posts) -

What you said was true, it's pretty obvious that RE5 will come out on PC eventually. If you want to have a console AND a gaming PC then get the PS3 instead because nearly every 360 exclusie ends up on PC on the other hand there are only a few PS3 exclusives that ever ended up on PCJust a thought..........

#4 Posted by ZimpanX (420 posts) -

It's pretty likely yes, what worries me is that RE has always been pretty much crap on PC.

#5 Posted by 10MP (311 posts) -
ZimpanX said:
"It's pretty likely yes, what worries me is that RE has always been pretty much crap on PC."
you are crazy!! have you even played them on pc with mods and a gamepad??
#6 Posted by quadomatic (43 posts) -
10MP said:
"ZimpanX said:
"It's pretty likely yes, what worries me is that RE has always been pretty much crap on PC."
you are crazy!! have you even played them on pc with mods and a gamepad??"
Yeah, apparently there were a lot of mods done on Resident Evil 4 PC to make it play well. There were a lot of graphical mods too, making it look a lot better than on Gamecube.

I would bet that the port of Resident Evil 5 won't be as bad though, since Capcom develops the game for PC first. Ubisoft would probably have to put in some hardware tweaks, include some scalability for the gfx, and that's about it.
#7 Posted by Colonel_Cool (808 posts) -

RE5 looks awesome, and I certainly hope it arrives on the PC. I certainly hope Ubiosoft doesn't port the game like they did with RE4.

#8 Posted by Bucketdeth (8026 posts) -

I want them to go back to the style of 1,2, and 3. I loved those games, I just can`t adjust to 4, It just didn`t feel Resident Evilish.

#9 Posted by Josef_Nastra (102 posts) -

I will buy it on the PC. Of that i am sure.

#10 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

All I know is that RE4 was bad on the PC. And I only played it on the PC...which is why I don't like it I assume

#11 Posted by albaker (437 posts) -

I just hope that if they ever decide to port the game, it wouldn't turn out to be like RE4 on PC, but I guess they would learn from their mistakes.

#12 Posted by InuFaye (81 posts) -

RE5 will come to PC, and it will be well optomized like DMC4.

RE4 was so bad because the port was done by an outside company.

#13 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

DMC4 went to PC, Resident Evil 5 on PC is highly likely... Though Capcom said they were affected by piracy with DMC4, so they may reconsider porting it to the PC.

#14 Posted by InuFaye (81 posts) -

PC Piracy is overblown.

Not everyone that downloads a copy was a potential customer.

They already broke even on the 360/PS3 sku's, so any extra the PC version makes is just extra $$$$$$$$$$.

#15 Posted by brukaoru (5079 posts) -

I agree with the extra cash statement, but I disagree with the "not everyone who downloads a copy was a potential customer," that may be true for some of them, but you know most people pirating games will use that excuse to justify why they pirate games.

#16 Posted by Lunx (14 posts) -

For those who think otherwise I just want to say I Enjoyed Resident evil 4 on Pc it was very good as is the other Capcom franchises on pc like devil may cry 3 and 4,  hope to se RE5 some time soon. By the way to those who think Capcom ports for pc aren't good try playing the Silent hill Saga on Pc and you'll see Capcom is very good with ports even though I enjoy  Silent Hill as well on the Pc.  Cudos to Konami and capcom for bringing their games to the Pc. Square Should learn from them since konami and capcom are both japanesse like square.

#17 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4896 posts) -
HoNgKoNgPh0oEy said:
"Who cares RE5 looks exactly like RE4 but less scary original and with scripted co-op. DEAD SPACE is were it is at even though im getting both."
I hate people like you. He asked if the game was coming to PC, NOT if it was GOOD.

Yes, chances are it'll come to PC, and will look even better than it does on console. Mods, too.
#18 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

The game is expected to be on pc this year, however there isn't any more info than that.

#19 Posted by Catbus (34 posts) -
HitmanAgent47 said:
"The game is expected to be on pc this year, however there isn't any more info than that. "
Give it 6-7 months (amount of time it took for DMC4 and LP to show up on PC after console release).
InuFaye said:
"RE4 was so bad because the port was done by an outside company."
Ubisoft namely.

I really wish more people would realize this and stop putting the hate on Capcom.
#20 Posted by EntwineX (74 posts) -

If SF4 and DMC4 made it to PC it would seem likely that RE5 will as well, tho if it still has that clunky ass RE4 gameplay they can keep it.

#21 Posted by Catbus (34 posts) -
EntwineX said:
"If SF4 and DMC4 made it to PC it would seem likely that RE5 will as well, tho if it still has that clunky ass RE4 gameplay they can keep it."
You can strafe and quick select weapons without going into your inventory. There are also multiple sensitivities for the laser pointer (5 I believe).
#22 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

I hope it comes to PC, it probably will, cause that's my platform, but I won't even bother if they just port like RE4

#23 Posted by Bioderm (194 posts) -

I cant wait for RE5 and SF4 for PC , so far Capcom has done an awesome job at porting on PC I hope they keep it that way :).

#24 Posted by Rapture (265 posts) -

hope there isn't any anti piracy shit like empire total war

#25 Posted by eclipsesis (1242 posts) -

hasn't every resident evil been on pc?

#26 Posted by Catbus (34 posts) -
eclipsesis said:
"hasn't every resident evil been on pc?"
CVX, 0, Outbreak, Survivor, etc. didn't.
#27 Posted by Catbus (34 posts) -
addictedtopinescent said:
"I hope it comes to PC, it probably will, cause that's my platform, but I won't even bother if they just port like RE4"
That was Ubisoft.
#28 Posted by Unstoppable (79 posts) -

Not every RE was on the PC since some where console exclusives. RE 5 will be out on the PC in 2009 Capcom has said but later this year. They will focus on Street Fighter IV and Bionic Commando first. Street Fighter 4 will have online play and several extra filters(graphics) for the PC. Meanwhile RE 5 will be co-op online for the PC and that's all that has been said for now.

#29 Posted by Budster (134 posts) -

I'm sure RE5 will be a good port, cause they didn't half ass it with LP and DMC
I'm getting it

#30 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

I read it's comming out later this year for resident evil 5, however street fighter 4 will be at around july with bionic commando. I don't remember where to find the article, however I read it and my info might not be 100% accurate until I find the article.


#31 Posted by pissedoffthewitch (516 posts) -

remember what happened with the last RE game on the PC ?

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