Anything goes in this nightmare" - that's what Capcom says with their announcement of the highly anticipated online gaming experience for the Resident Evil series. With that, Resident Evil Online was born. With the major gaming systems such as the X-box and Playstation 2 planning to include internet access capability with their consoles, Capcom knew it was time to take advantage. However, original plans to make the game for multiple consoles seem to have gone awry, and the game will only be released for the PS2.
Online gaming has quite a history in the short-lived era of the internet. Early pioneers like Blizzard Entertainment made online gaming an absolutely awesome experience. But their games were limited to PCs, probably because the technology was limited to the PC as well. Games like Diablo, Starcraft, and Warcraft were ground-breaking for the simple fact that now you could play a game with anyone on the entire earth. The world was your living room.
Capcom seeks to join Resident Evil fans with other Resident Evil fans in what looks to be a game with endless possibility. You join others in a quest to escape Raccoon City alive. Work together, by yourself, or against one another to fend off the flesh-eating hordes of zombies. A virtual reality disaster zone awaits. Can you survive?
More details to come as they are made available.