In a very recent development, Capcom has announced that the VR mode for the “Resident Evil 4” remake is scheduled to be added on the 8th of December as an update and will support the full main story campaign, offering an unprecedented gaming experience to its users. However, RE Series fans have another reason to rejoice as there is a possibility that RE Series might get a VR Version in the future.
In an interview with the Japanese magazine Famitsu, Tsuyoshi Kanda (producer of the RE4’s VR Mode) said “Survival horror and VR go well together, so I would like to consider them with a positive attitude.” when asked if there any plans to release a VR version of the Resident Evil series in the future. Below is a snippet from the conversation:
Interviewer: Please tell us about the points you were particular about or the difficulties you faced in making it compatible with PlayStation VR2 operations.
Kanda: The process of adapting the various operations of “ Resident Evil Village ” to those using the PS VR2 Sense controller was interesting, and the development process was fulfilling. In the original version, actions such as reloading and firing a gun were performed with button operations, but in PS VR2, realistic operations such as actually loading the magazine, cocking it, and firing are required, so such actions using the body can be performed. It was fun to be able to make it happen.
Interviewer: Are there any plans to release a VR version of the Resident Evil series in the future?
Kanda: Survival Horror and VR go well together, so I would like to consider them with a positive attitude.(Translated from Japanese)
The “Resident Evil 4” VR version announcement marks a significant step forward in Capcom’s agenda. It harbors immense potential for further expanding the immersive, gripping, and horror-stricken narratives the Resident Evil series is known for. By utilizing VR technology, Capcom provides its players with heightened realism and a high-intensity gaming experience that could revolutionize the way survival horror games are played.
Considering “Resident Evil 4” is a fan-favorite release owing to its thrilling narrative and innovative gameplay, combining this with VR technology could boost its popularity even further.