7 December – the article is updated with details from the developers interview
In a thrilling announcement for fans of the iconic survival horror franchise, Capcom has revealed that Resident Evil 4 will be receiving a VR mode for PlayStation VR2. The VR mode, which is set to launch on December 8, 2023, will be available as a free DLC for owners of the full game.
Resident Evil 4, originally released in 2005, is a critically acclaimed title developed by Capcom. The game is widely regarded as one of the most influential games of the 2000s, particularly for its role in redefining the third-person shooter genre.
Players step into the shoes of special agent Leon S. Kennedy, tasked with rescuing the President’s daughter from a mysterious cult in southern Europe.
The VR mode for Resident Evil 4 promises to bring a fresh perspective to the game’s main story. According to Keisuke Yamakawa, the director of Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, the team has worked hard to ensure that players don’t miss anything when playing in VR. The game features a variety of enemies, weapons, and gimmicks, making for a rich and immersive experience.
You can have a peek at the gameplay from the official trailer of Resident Evil 4 for PS VR2:
The VR mode will allow players to experience the main story of Resident Evil 4 using the unique capabilities of PlayStation VR2. This means stepping into the shoes of Leon S. Kennedy in VR, offering an entirely new level of survival horror immersion.
In addition to the VR mode, a free gameplay demo will be available on the same day as the VR mode’s release. This demo, which doesn’t require the full game, includes the opening village section and shooting range.
The VR mode has been eagerly anticipated since its announcement, with fans excited to experience the game in a new and immersive way. Early hands-on reviews suggest that the VR mode could bring something new to the table, with more photorealistic visuals and a spookier atmosphere compared to the Quest version.
In a recent interview with PlayStation, the Producer Masato Kumazawa and Director Keisuke Yamakawa shared more details about the development of the Resident Evil 4 VR Mode.
The VR Mode features improved weapon immersion, headset feedback, and more combat options. The development team also made adjustments to the first-person perspective camera, setting it slightly lower than Leon’s actual eye level to maintain the intensity of enemy encounters.
3D audio and haptic feedback in the Sense controllers have been customized for each weapon, further enhancing the immersive experience. A free, stand-alone demo of the VR Mode will be available for PS VR2 owners to try on the same day as the launch.
The Resident Evil 4 VR Mode was developed by the same team responsible for the successful VR upgrades in Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village. With stunning VR visuals and 3D audio, the VR Mode promises to deliver an incredibly immersive survival horror gameplay experience
The launch of the VR mode for PSVR2 and the free gameplay demo are significant milestones for Resident Evil 4, offering players a fresh way to experience this iconic game. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the series, the VR mode promises to offer a unique and immersive survival horror experience.