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Capcom to release VR mode for Resident Evil 4 Remake as free DLC

The free VR mode for the upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake has officially started development ahead of the game's launch.

The Resident Evil 4 Remake could be huge if it's fully available to play on the PSVR2.

Capcom is a big supporter of Sony and its virtual reality ventures. The best-selling Resident Evil installment, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, was a huge seller on the original PlayStation VR. The franchise's eighth mainline entry, Resident Evil Village, is also part of the PSVR 2 launch lineup.

Now, it appears that the remake of Resident Evil 4 will be available to play on the PSVR 2 VR as well.

The official announcement of the Resident Evil 4 VR mode reads:

The VR mode for Resident Evil 4 has begun development! please look forward to more details in the future!

It's not surprising that the Resident Evil 4 Remake will get a VR mode given it was originally announced when we first found out about the game last year. Even if it wasn't confirmed back then, the original Resident Evil 4 also eventually got a VR mode, presumably because it's widely considered the best series entry of all time.

Unfortunately, Capcom didn't confirm how extensive the PSVR2 functionality of the Resident Evil 4 Remake is going to be. Keep in mind that Resident Evil 7 and 8 are first-person titles, which lends itself to a VR port. On the other hand, Resident Evil 4 and its remake will primarily be played in a third-person perspective, similar to the older installments. But, if the VR mode for the remake of Resident Evil 4 extends to the full game, the PSVR2 will have a huge console seller on its hands, on top of Horizon Call of the Mountain.

Resident Evil 4 is widely considered the entry in the series that perfected the combination of action, horror, and suspense.

At this point, there's still plenty left to learn about the Resident Evil 4 Remake let alone the PSVR 2 mode. We'll find out more at Sony's next State of Play event and when the title comes out on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and the PC on March 24.

We're hoping that Capcom considers porting the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 to the PSVR 2 on top of working on a new remake of the original Resident Evil.

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