Resident Evil Classic (1996) may soon be re-released on PC

Resident Evil classic may soon be returning to PC as a digital product

The original Resident Evil has been rated for PC in Europe (thanks Gamatsu), suggesting that the 1996 classic may soon be re-released on PC as a digital product.

While the original 1996 version of Resident Evil was released on PC, the game is only available in its original CD-based form. The game is unavailable digitally, and doesn’t run well on modern gaming PCs. That said, the Resident Evil Classic REbirth mod addresses these compatibility concerns.

Resident Evil’s new PC rating may be a sign that the game’s 1996 version may soon be re-released on PC through Steam, GOG, and other PC storefronts. This would give gamers a way to experience Resident Evil in its original form on modern hardware. This would help preserve this classic game, and generate some sales for Capcom in the process.

Now, almost 30 years after the first game’s release, Resident Evil is now more popular than ever. Multiple new Resident Evil games are reportedly in development. This includes a potential remake of Resident Evil: Code Veronica.

If Capcom re-releases Resident Evil on PC, let’s hope that they give gamers access to their “Directors Cut” content. Resident Evil Directors Cut was never released on PC, but that added content would be welcome.

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