A Resident Evil four VR remake is launching on Oculus Quest 2
Resident Evil 4 is re-releasing in virtual reality on the Oculus Quest 2 headset. The VR remake of Resident Evil 4 will be a collaboration between series publisher Capcom, Oculus parent company Facebook and the independent studio Armature. While Capcom didn’t offer a lot of detail, some early footage shows an adaptation of the classic first-person third-person shooter.
Capcom announced its news during a Resident Evil showcase that also included a new trailer for the non-VR Resident Evil Village. Oculus and Facebook Reality Labs will reveal more about the game on April 21, when Facebook hosts its own VR showcase for the Quest.
The Resident Evil series has tried VR before. With the first-person game Resident Evil 7 from 2017, you can play through the entire game with a PlayStation VR headset, which probably made the game more scary, but also more difficult to play. Capcom has also released a VR-only demo for this game. However, this is the first full Resident Evil game made specifically for VR – and specifically for Facebook’s standalone Oculus Quest 2. (While it’s not clear whether Resident Evil 4 also supports the original Quest, Oculus has tried Quest games to make both headsets compatible in the past.)
This isn’t quite the Resident Evil 4 remake fans have been asking for, and non-VR users may still want to focus on a fan-funded remaster of the original game. But it looks like the series’ first attempt at making games specifically for VR – something that could offer an entirely different experience than adding headset support to a non-VR game.