Resident Evil Village has received a double patch today, with a couple of great new features for Capcom’s creepy story of misfortune and mutilation. The first is that AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution feature is now available in the game's settings – as promised last week – and the second is that its piracy-related stuttering should be a thing of the past.
Both are very positive steps for the latest version of Resi, with FSR capable of increasing the frame rate of the game by using increased spatiality and sharpness to get a lower resolution input and make it seems almost as good as the native, but with a sharp increase in frame rate. We have tested FSR ourselves on its few release titles and it works brilliantly.
It’s not entirely AMD’s DLSS, but it’s a free performance for only a tiny hit in terms of overall loyalty.
An important update for Resident Evil Village gamers on Steam: AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) is now supported. FSR supports higher frame rates on your computer to enhance your gaming experience. Adjustments have been made to optimize anti-piracy technology.July 20, 2021
While FSR may make a difference with overall game frame rates, it’s the updates to Resi’s implementation of its Denuvo anti-piracy add-on that could make a bigger difference in your actual gaming experience. And, oddly enough, it’s probably thanks to the Resident Evil Village pirates that we have this patch.
Tests of the DRM-free version versus the release version showed a regular stutter in the official game’s frame rates. The cracked Resi, however, was soft as a pool of blood that formed under Ethan's regularly battered hand.
It was widely believed that this stuttering corresponded to Denuvo itself, but the company told us that its software has nothing to do with Resi's performance issues and that it could not comment "specifically on Capcom's implementations as they are not related to The Denuvo Solution ".
Capcom has now made adjustments to optimize anti-piracy technology, and that should have fixed any stuttering issues. It also suggests that the problems were very much at the end of Capcom.
However, whatever the rights and mistakes, that means whether or not you decide to step in with AMD’s FSR, this patch will offer a finer Resident Evil Village experience.
Just like all good patches should do.