Resident Evil Village is a fantastic game, and the PC version is adequate – though it might have been much better, especially at launch.
After testing revealed that cracked versions of the game performed substantially better than those with the original DRM, Capcom promptly offered a performance patch, and now another update aimed at increasing frame rate is on the way.
On August 24, the Steam version of Resident Evil Village will receive this updated patch. Capcom touts this as another “performance patch” that will address “an issue where some CPUs were unable to begin the game” as well as “minimal fine-tuning of various graphical processes.” We’ll see how that affects practical performance soon enough.
The most recent update did appear to boost performance noticeably, though not as significantly as some users reported with the cracked version. Capcom has a history of removing DRM from their games when a certain amount of time has passed, but we may have to wait a while longer for the same to happen with Village.
However, more Resident Evil Village is on the way, since DLC was revealed back in July. RE:VERSE, the multiplayer component that was supposed to arrive alongside Resident Evil Village, has been delayed until 2022.