By Karli Winata / January 6th, 2014
Like the zombies that they portray, the Resident Evil: Outbreak series has returned from the dead. A couple of determined fans have come together and created their own private server for players to connect to each other once again.
Released back in 2003 for the PS2, Resident Evil: Outbreak was the first RE to include online play. Players take on the role of the denizens of Raccoon City in the midst of the zombie outbreak and can cooperate with other citizens of Raccoon City played by other players. But Capcom shut down the Japanese servers for this game back in 2011 (2007 for the American servers). The game can still be played offline, but you have to contend with AI partners.
Spearheaded by forum user the_fog, the private server is only for the Japanese version of the game. Any chance of a server for the American version being created is pretty slim. “I am nearly 100% sure that (an American server) will not happen,” writes the_fog. The two versions used entirely different software for online connectivity, and it seems nobody has the documentation for the software used in the American version.
If you want to join in on the revival of this series, you should check out the FAQ to see how you can connect to their server.
Rumors of the_fog creating the server while cackling maniacally as lightning strikes outside his or her mansion atop a mountain cannot be substantiated at the time.
Resident Evil: Outbreak