A fix for Resident Evil VillagePerformance issues on PC are now coming from Capcom, but only after a report from Digital Foundry revealed that the cracked version of the game actually ran better.
If you have played Resident Evil Village on PC and having some weird performance issues, you’re not alone. While the game mostly worked as it was expected, there were instances where its frame time spiked, causing noticeable stutter or glitches. In some cases, this can even lead to a sharp drop in fps, from over 100 to 40 or less.
Following a report from Digital Foundry, Capcom contacted the video channel and said that a fix for these issues is underway. “Team [is] is working on a patch to address PC performance issues,” Capcom said. “It will be available soon – we will have more details soon.”
Digital Foundry’s report focuses entirely on Resident Evil VillagePC performance since the game has some issues on consoles. The PC version of the game comes with Denuvo DRM, an anti-piracy software installed. However, in its testing, Digital Foundry found that without this DRM, the game ran significantly better. Frame times become more consistent, eliminating gameplay overload when you fire a weapon or when an enemy attacks.
Frame rates for games are even improved, in some cases dramatically. When fighting one of the game’s Maidens, who has hundreds of bugs, the regular version of Resident Evil Village dropped frames, dropping to 30fps from over 100. The cracked version of the game ran the same part without a noticeable crash.