Oculus Quest 2 might be getting a traditional Resident Evil recreation
The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset could be an all-time classic horror game next year ported to its virtual reality world.
We have heard rumors of a remake of Resident Evil 4 for a while now, as developer Capcom has already revived series classics like Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. Now, however, it appears that Resident Evil 4, which has been reissued multiple times in many generations of consoles, may be taking a different approach by porting to the Oculus Quest VR platform.
The message follows a ransomware attack on Capcom’s internal systems reported by PC Gamer. A 1TB data leak revealed that the potential VR Resident Evil 4 remake would land next to the next major title in the series, Resident Evil Village, in April.
Third person VR
When we think of virtual reality titles, we regularly think of first-person experiences – inhabiting an avatar’s body and seeing through its eyes. It’s the most natural fit for the over-the-eyes hardware.
However, Resident Evil 4 uses a third person over their shoulder in its classic configuration.
Would this be kept for a potential virtual reality port or would Capcom redesign the game from a first person perspective? The huge amount of work involved in the latter leads us to believe that a more traditional type of port would be more likely. And there are great examples of third party perspectives that work very well in VR – take the excellent Edge of Nowhere or Chronos, for example.
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