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Resident Evil 7 new-gen version gets a PS5 and Xbox Series patch, but it's probably not the one fans were hoping for

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The new-gen Resident Evil games have received an update, but it's probably not the one fans were hoping for.

Earlier today, Capcom announced the new-gen version of Resident Evil 7 had received a brand new patch on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The new update, however, begins and ends at fixing items in Challenges not showing up correctly when linking to RE.NET., the online tracker for Capcom's most recent Resident Evil games.

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Fans were probably hoping for a patch that focused on gameplay aspects of the new-gen Resident Evil ports, but they were left disappointed. Earlier this month, Capcom announced that Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7 would all receive new-gen versions with immediate effect across both PlayStation and Xbox consoles, free to anyone who already owned any of the three games.

However, technical issues have been running rampant throughout the new-gen versions of all three games since they launched. As reported just below by Resident Evil veteran content creator Suzi Hunter, Resident Evil 3 currently suffers from issues like zombies walking through walls, Carlos being attacked while on the PS5's home screen, and the entire console actually crashing.

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Additionally, Hunter reported issues with Resident Evil 2's new-gen upgrade just a few days later. It seems the ray-traced lighting for Leon S. Kennedy's debut outing isn't exactly going to plan, according to the screenshots seen just below, and what's more, both Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 7 consistently crash the PS5 console. 

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It wasn't looking great for Capcom's new-gen trilogy of Resident Evil games. So, while one of the three games has today received a patch on new-gen consoles, it probably wasn't the one players were hoping for, given the ongoing gameplay issues surrounding all three titles. Hopefully, Capcom has a plan lined up to deal with the various gameplay and graphical issues currently running amok. 

Head over to our Resident Evil 7 collectibles guide if you want to dig up everything hiding in Capcom's superb horror reboot. 

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.