We’re grabbing our combs and putting a middle parting in our hair, because the ultimate Leon Kennedy experience arrives with Resident Evil 4 VR Mode. Just like Resident Evil Village before it, Capcom is furnishing the iconic survival horror game with brand-new PSVR 2 features, taking Resident Evil 4 to a whole new level. You don’t even have to spend anything on it just yet, either, as the developer is also releasing a playable demo.
The Resident Evil 4 remake already innovates on one of the best horror games of all time, yet somehow, Capcom is finding more ways to make it better. In a fresh PlayStation blog post about the forthcoming PS5 iteration of the game, Capcom PR Manager Kyle Burleson explains that “Resident Evil 4 VR Mode releases on PlayStation 5 on Friday, December 8, 2023.” That’s right, next week you’ll be able to become Leon Kennedy, and if you already own the game, we’ve got more good news.
The Resident Evil 4 VR Mode will be completely free of charge to players that already own one of the best PS5 games out there: “Resident Evil 4 VR Mode is a free DLC […] it will allow you to experience the main story of the game using PlayStation VR2 […] In VR mode, you will dive into the game’s world and face crazed villagers, huge creatures, and battles against Leon’s ultimate nemesis with a level of intensity that cannot be experienced on a traditional display.”
Furthermore, a wealth of quality-of-life upgrades will be deployed too, as Capcom promises “stunning VR visuals, 3D audio increases your immersion even further, making you feel as if you are right there in the game.” You’ll also be glad to know that Resident Evil 4 VR Mode is coming from the same team that made Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village‘s respective VR upgrades a massive success. We’re pleased to see that none of the game’s weaponry is sacrificed too, as Capcom is ensuring players can use every piece of Leon’s bombastic arsenal to full effect.
The post expresses that “the Sense controllers offer haptic feedback which feels unique for each weapon, be it a pistol, submachine gun, rifle or even combat knife. Combined with the intuitive feel of aiming and shooting in VR, the combat experience is more visceral than ever before.” Speaking about these features, producer Masato Kumazawa says that “whether it’s your first time or you’ve already played or completed the game before, I think this new way to play will be totally fresh – I’m actually jealous of anyone who gets to experience the game this way for the first time!”
Sounds pretty gnarly to us, and moreover, if you haven’t got the game yet, you can try out a brand-new free Resident Evil 4 VR Mode demo. “This PS VR2 demo, which is available alongside the VR Mode DLC on December 8, lets you experience the start of the game and get a taste of the incredibly immersive survival horror gameplay that awaits,” Capcom states.
Resident Evil 4’s atmosphere is something only Capcom could deliver, from its obtuse characters, blood-curdling locales, and awesome action, we’re glad to see this new VR Mode add a new layer of sheen to the game. We already know it emerge as one of the best PSVR 2 games you can play, so don’t hesitate to try out the demo when it arrives.