Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 4 VR Mode will launch for PlayStation 5 on December 8, 2023. This free content will let players experience the main story of Resident Evil 4 via the PlayStation VR2.
The same team from the VR versions of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and Resident Evil Village worked on this project, with all weapons from the main story faithfully detailed with intuitive controls. There is also 3D audio and haptic feedback with the DualSense controllers. Ashley will also be playable.
Moreover, a free PS VR2 demo will launch on December 8, letting players try out the start of the story and the shooting range to get the hang of the controls.
Keisuke Yamakawa, director of Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, stated the following:
“Resident Evil 4 VR Mode takes advantage of advanced technology and features of PlayStation VR2, combined with the experience our development team has gained from previous Resident Evil VR titles, to allow players to truly become Leon and use a variety of weapons with their own hands to take on enemies which feel like they are standing right in front of you.
This unique experience is only possible in VR, so with the free demo for all players and the DLC releasing for free for owners of the full game, anyone with a PlayStation VR2 can experience how VR deepens the survival horror. I hope you enjoy the thrills and scares of this game, in which survival is just the beginning of the nightmare.“
Masato Kumazawa, producer of Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, stated the following:
“I’m so happy and grateful for the chance to bring this mode to you. All of us on the team have worked hard to bring you, the players, a fresh way to experience Resident Evil 4’s main story.
The game features a huge variety of enemies, weapons and gimmicks, making for one of the meatier experiences in the series, so we wanted to make sure you don’t miss anything when playing in VR.
Whether it’s your first time or you’ve already played or completed the game before, I think this new way to play will be totally fresh – I’m actually jealous of anyone who gets to experience the game this way for the first time! It’s not long now until the heart-pounding terror and excitement will be available. I hope you enjoy it!“
You can view the launch trailer of Resident Evil 4 VR Mode below:
Resident Evil 4 Remake features much of the tense horror-action players remember from the game with a “state-of-the-art quality” suitable for 2023. However, the team is focused on preserving the essence of the original game and plans to provide a familiar experience that fans of the series remember.
Further, they offer a fresh new feeling with additional story elements. This is a “reimagining” of the original game’s storyline while keeping the essence of the direction with modernized graphics and updated controls.
In case you missed it, check out our review of Resident Evil 4 Remake.
Resident Evil 4 Remake is now available worldwide on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X|S.
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