Oculus just live-streamed their first-ever Oculus Gaming Showcase event where they shared information and showcased trailers of upcoming virtual reality video games. Most notably, the VR systems manufacturer confirmed that Resident Evil 4 VR will release later this year.
Last week at the Resident Evil Showcase event it was revealed that Capcom had partnered with Oculus Studios and Armature Studio to bring Resident Evil 4 on VR systems. Oculus has now shared more details about the game.
You heard it correctly, Resident Evil 4 is being completely remastered for VR and is coming to Oculus Quest 2 later this year. Intrigued? Tune in to the Oculus Gaming Showcase next week to learn more.— Oculus (@oculus) April 16, 2021
Re-engineering the elements
According to Oculus, weapons and items in RE4 VR have been 're-engineered as physical objects you can pick up and interact with'. To make the gameplay experience more realistic, players will now be able to switch weapons by grabbing them off the body instead of going into a menu.
RE4 VR will feature enhanced audio and graphics. According to Oculus, Armature Studio has remastered RE4's art for better resolution. "Armature is using core elements from the original Resident Evil 4 to drive gameplay and systems, but they’ve remastered art—over 4,500 textures have either been repainted or had their resolution increased. Character animations have been faithfully converted to Unreal Engine 4 and remain untouched from the original source material, and all cutscenes will be presented in their original format."
RE4 VR release date
The company hasn't announced the released date for RE4 VR but has confirmed that will launch later this year. RE4 VR will be available exclusively on the Oculus Quest 2 VR system.