Resident Evil Village VR mode will launch on the same day as PSVR 2, February 22, 2023, and you can get the DLC completely free of charge.
If you’re planning on picking up the PSVR 2 for $550 at launch and don’t have the funds to get actual games, you’re in luck if you already own Resident Evil Village. Capcom has announced that owners of the base game or the Gold Edition on PS5 will be able to download the VR mode completely free of charge when it launches.
Like Resident Evil 7, you’ll be able to play the entire campaign in VR. According to a press release, the upcoming VR mode “uses 4K HDR display, eye tracking, and 3D audio to make Resident Evil Village more realistic and intense than ever.” Those who may be too fond of the incredibly tall Lady Dimitrescu should also “prepare to feel truly overshadowed by the larger-than-life figures and creatures lurking within.”
In addition to using the upgraded headset, VR Mode features new gameplay features specific to PSVR 2 Sense controllers. You’ll be able to hold your arms up in order to defend yourself against enemies, and weapons apparently look more realistic, with new gameplay elements like dual wielding and “natural motion controls for reloading guns and wielding knives” .
The Resident Evil Village VR mode is obviously not the only thing Resident Evil fans can look forward to, as just a month later Resident Evil 4 Remake will launch on PS4 and PS5. In GameSpot’s Resident Evil 4 Remake preview, we said “Resident Evil 4 Remake doesn’t feel like it’s aiming to revolutionize gaming like the original did 17 years ago. Instead , Capcom is doubling down on what made Resident Evil 4 timeless all these years later: its design, its tension and, of course, Leon S. Kennedy.”
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