Resident Evil 6 Will Track Your Victories in Real-Time

Resident Evil 6 Will Track Your Victories in Real-Time

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ResidentEvil.net will link your score to the world via Facebook and Twitter.

What would the world be without stats and rankings? Capcom has added a new service to Resident Evil 6, to help you track and compare your own glorious victories against those of your friends and the world at large. You'll get real-time confirmation of your ranking and status, plugged straight in via Twitter and Facebook. All this comes courtesy of ResidentEvil.net, a free service announced by Capcom at Gamescom.

"At a glance see how you rate against your friends and be notified in real-time if they have beaten, for example, your latest Mercenaries score," the press release promises. "Furthermore players will be able to join fellow gamers across the globe and compete in specially organized events." Want a virtual championship belt? Better limber up; there will be regular sponsored matches and online events, with badges and belts for the winners. Achieve the victory condition in the allotted time, or rack up enough of a score, and ResidentEvil.net will tell the world the second you do it.

So far this is strictly a PC service, but an app is in the works for phones and tablets. Achievements and badges aren't the only things at stake; in-game currency will also be available, which can then be used to unlock other game features, costumes and other items. The service will be available at launch.

Source: Joystiq

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Wow, so it's like a leaderboard, except instead of being in the game, it's on Facebook and Twitter, which is better because of some reason...

T'Generalissimo:
Wow, so it's like a leaderboard, except instead of being in the game, it's on Facebook and Twitter, which is better because of some reason...

It does safely bypass the XBL/PSN divide.

So now EVERYONE can see when, and exactly how much, you were powned by a 13 year old Korean Girl.

T'Generalissimo:
Wow, so it's like a leaderboard, except instead of being in the game, it's on Facebook and Twitter, which is better because of some reason...

At least it'll give you something to look at besides vacation photos!
"I don't CARE about your dumb ass kids!"

Seriously Capcom, I'm already going to buy your game.

You don't need to keep piling on the features!

Resident Evil used to be a game you played for immersion and story.
How the hell is a Facebook tie-in supposed to help the franchise?

Am I the only one who doesn't want social integration in my games, I play games to get away from people.

Yeah, I won't be using that feature. Will disable my network card while I play if I have to.

Nami nom noms:
Seriously Capcom, I'm already going to buy your game.

You don't need to keep piling on the features!

Piling is right, piling on shit.

OT: This is not a draw for me to play the game. I'm already looking forward to it, but they have officially named a feature that I am only looking forward to avoiding. Is this what passes for innovation these days? "Quick, it's not different enough, link it to Facebook!" Yeah, I think not.

I probably won't use this feature unless absolutely necessary to get weapons or costumes.

Baresark:

Nami nom noms:
Seriously Capcom, I'm already going to buy your game.

You don't need to keep piling on the features!

Piling is right, piling on shit.

OT: This is not a draw for me to play the game. I'm already looking forward to it, but they have officially named a feature that I am only looking forward to avoiding. Is this what passes for innovation these days? "Quick, it's not different enough, link it to Facebook!" Yeah, I think not.

Although I do not agree with your assessment; I find it hard to comprehend why anyone would complain about extra features in a game?
It's not like they're going to charge you extra for it, its not like it's something you HAVE to do or engage in: it's just a nice little extra for those who (or those who might) care.

The game itself is shaping up to be great. They are not expecting you to purchase the game because of this one feature, so why are you?

I don't give a damn.

I don't want to keep hearing about what's going to be in the game, just put the demo on Xbox Live so I can see if I like it enough to buy it in the future.

And by like it enough I mean "If Leon has more screen time then the other two sods."

T'Generalissimo:
Wow, so it's like a leaderboard, except instead of being in the game, it's on Facebook and Twitter, which is better because of some reason...

so peole can comment on your pitiful scores and call you a noob

why do i have the feeling it will be forced on us to play even the SP campaign. if you dont sign in, you cant play the game at all.
dont wont it at all. i just want to play the SP, nothing else.

T'Generalissimo:
Wow, so it's like a leaderboard, except instead of being in the game, it's on Facebook and Twitter, which is better because of some reason...

The important thing to point out is that it is "in addition to", rather than 'instead of".

It took about three minutes of fuming and pacing to finally stop vibrating with fury long enough to actually sit down and write what it is I am writing now. Baring that in mind, I ask with all honesty and sincerity; Capcom, HAVE YOU LOST YOUR FUCKING MIND!?
Resident Evil.
Survival Horror.
Leaderboards.
FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!

I don't...
Breath Scruffy, just breath...

If anyone, and I mean literally anyone, thinks this is a good idea, either one of two eventualities is true. Either you've suffered severe head trauma, or you simply do not care about concepts like integrity, brand comprehension and fanbase loyalty.

Capcom, you make me sick. To my very, very bitter core.

Sounds like I'm going to play this with my Internet disabled. No offence Capcom, but my friends an family could give a shit about how many times I got eeten by the horde.

Nami nom noms:

Baresark:

Nami nom noms:
Seriously Capcom, I'm already going to buy your game.

You don't need to keep piling on the features!

Piling is right, piling on shit.

OT: This is not a draw for me to play the game. I'm already looking forward to it, but they have officially named a feature that I am only looking forward to avoiding. Is this what passes for innovation these days? "Quick, it's not different enough, link it to Facebook!" Yeah, I think not.

Although I do not agree with your assessment; I find it hard to comprehend why anyone would complain about extra features in a game?
It's not like they're going to charge you extra for it, its not like it's something you HAVE to do or engage in: it's just a nice little extra for those who (or those who might) care.

The game itself is shaping up to be great. They are not expecting you to purchase the game because of this one feature, so why are you?

My main issue with this kind of feature is that it's not really a feature. Advertising itself for you on your Facebook or Twitter isn't anything to brag about as a feature. Also, I didn't mean for it to sound as hostile as it actually did. I just think to other programs that have such features, and it actually made people stop following my Facebook feed because they didn't want to see my game updates every time I clicked on a game (it's a good thing I never cared about FB beyond it's most basic functions). I think the funniest part is how it's a PC only thing. In my experience, the PC gamer crowd gives probably gives the least amount of damn in regards to social networking.

 

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