Resident Evil Village, the latest title from the RE series, is under development for the PlayStation VR2. Capcom made the announcement during yesterday’s State of Play: “The PlayStation 5 version of the award-winning Resident Evil Village is coming to PlayStation VR2! Development is currently underway to bring the story campaign in its entirety to be playable in VR,” they said.
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) June 2, 2022
PS VR2 is Sony’s PlayStation 5 exclusive virtual-reality gaming system that was officially revealed in January. It boasts features like an OLED Display, 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, foveated rendering, eye tracking, 90 Hz and 120 Hz refresh rates, per eye display resolution of 2000×2040, and more. RE Village will take complete advantage of these features to deliver an immersive gameplay experience where users can actually feel the horrors.
The sense of realism and immersion is enhanced further through PS VR2’s Sense controllers. Similar to the DualSense controllers, they too include adaptive triggers and haptic feedback features which make the user experience even more realistic.
“In addition to the PS VR2 headset, you’ll use the PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers to represent each hand in-world. Try guarding using both of your arms and Ethan will guard in the same way; hold up a gun and Ethan will hold up his. You are also now able to execute dynamic actions such as firing your gun while holding a knife with the other hand, or holding a handgun with one hand and a shotgun with the other. These advanced controllers increase the player’s immersion with the game,” Capcom said in the PlayStation blog post.
We don’t have an exact release date for the game or the PS VR2 system yet. Capcom has asked fans to stick around for further information on the release date and pricing.
Resident Evil 4 remake announced
Meanwhile, Capcom also announced the remake of Resident Evil 4 (2005). It’s scheduled to release on March 24, 2023, featuring a “reimagined” storyline with modern art and graphics.