Those of you who want to jump back into Resident Evil Village and make it scarier than before can look forward to a free game update arriving for the horror next year. The update will add a VR mode to the game that will let you play the entire thing in virtual reality using Sony’s upcoming PS VR2 headset. Capcom says that the game update is firstly, free for all owners of the game and secondly, will release alongside the PlayStation VR2 headset in February of next year.
Capcom says the entire Resident Evil Village campaign is playable in PS VR2 using all of the cool tech on offer in the headset. You’ll be able to feel the vibration, recoil and resistance of your weapons and everything you interact with will deliver an immersive experience beyond anything you have experienced in the series so far.
According to Capcom’s Kanda Tsuyoshi, the game is also brought to life in a new and exciting way thanks to the 4K HDR display in the PlayStation VR2 headset. It also makes full use of 3D Audio.
Making full use of the PlayStation VR2, you’ll be wholly immersed when playing Resident Evil Village with this DLC. Visually, the vivid graphics of the 4K HDR display (2000×2040 per eye) and eye tracking produces a heightened perception of reality as if everything you see is actually there. 3D audio enhances the realism with audio from every angle, and your sense of touch is enhanced via the PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers. With one controller in each hand, you can feel the vibration, recoil, and resistance as you interact with objects in the world and fire weapons.
Players are also able to wield two weapons in the game thanks to the Sense controllers.
The Sense controllers also enable intuitive movements like putting your arms up to guard and holding your gun out in front of you to shoot, and there are additional actions you can perform to heighten your immersion. Hold two weapons independently, load a clip into your handgun to reload, and wield your knife with slashing or stabbing attacks. It’s a truly captivating experience that puts you directly into the twisted world that Ethan Winters is fighting through.
You can look forward to playing Resident Evil Village VR in February next year. The PS VR2 headset is set to launch in South Africa on 22 February 2023.