We mentioned last week that the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 had had the co-op mode cut from it, despite the Steam store page originally stating that it would be available by mistake.
After this was announced, modders then took it upon themselves to add co-op into the game instead, and Capcom have responded in a positive manner. In a post on the game's steam community page, Capcom have stated that they have been "exploring various options" with regards to co-op and that they are " in the process of creating a way for players to utilize a local co-op feature."
If you want to get your hands on the feature immediately then you will be able to do so via a beta of the feature.
- From your Steam Library list, right-click on Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and select 'Properties'
- Select the 'Betas' tab.
- Type bhr2qasplitmaster00 (case-sensitive) in the 'Enter beta access code' field and then click Check Code.
- Now, select "qa_split_master" from the pull-down menu and click Close.
- Wait for the Steam client to finish downloading the patch.
- Launch Resident Evil: Revelations 2
The short amount of time that Capcom have had to implement this into the game does mean that there are some issues with the co-op mode, and Capcom have detailed them. They state that you'll need two controllers supporting XInput to be able to play co-op, and that you can't access the game mode from the main menu. Instead you will have to press start on player two's controller once you have launched the campaign.
If you're looking to play Raid mode then the second player will need to press start in the pre-match staging area, the Vestibule. Hopefully these are all issues that Capcom will iron out over time and through players taking part in the beta.
It is good to see that Capcom will be adding co-op into the game, even just locally for us PC users, as I was pretty sure they would just leave it out after everything that originally happened.