Resident Evil Four VR arrives on Oculus Quest 2 subsequent month
Capcom has announced that the virtual reality version of its horror classic Resident Evil 4, will arrive for Oculus Quest 2 on October 2nd1 – just in time for Halloween.
At the time of writing, no other platforms have been announced for the game, so for now it looks like it will be an Oculus Quest 2 exclusive.
The game was announced during the Resident Evil Showcase in April, where it was announced that the game had been reinvented for virtual reality by Armature, the developers behind Recore (remember?), Capcom and Oculus.
According to the trailer, there are now some pretty big changes to the experience. The most notable change is that we are now in the first person rather than the third person. You can pick up guns and ammo boxes and manually swing your knife after removing it from your chest. Thanks to the control solutions of the Oculus Rift 2, you can swing with two hands.
Weapons are grasped from holsters at your waist and healing objects can be used by grasping them from your left shoulder.
You can move Leon by teleporting him or moving the right analog stick. The game supports playing while standing or sitting.
“Blinking away will not be an option,” says a somewhat threatening blurb to the video. The action in this version certainly looks much more impressive and direct than in the classic from 2005.
This will be the first Resident Evil VR game you can play on PC – Resident Evil 7 was playable front-to-back in VR, but only through PlayStation VR.