The update is available for those who have already purchased the PS5 game at no additional cost. In 2016, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was a pivotal game for the launch of PlayStation VR. The Resident Evil franchise is expected to play a role in Sony’s upcoming virtual reality headset.
Capcom and Sony have announced that free DLC for the base PS5 version of Resident Evil Village VR will be released on the same day as PlayStation VR2 (February 22, 2023) as a part of the PlayStation Plus service. Anyone who owns the original game (not just the Gold Edition) will have instant, unrestricted access to the PSVR2 content.
Get up close and personal. Resident Evil Village VR Mode launches on February 22 for PlayStation PSVR2 as free DLC for #ResidentEvilVillage! pic.twitter.com/jbrJaKbIK7
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) February 15, 2023
Earlier this summer, Capcom dropped hints (below) at a PSVR2 version of Resident Evil: Village but did not mention including the full PS5 version. The latest press release states, “The VR Mode supports the entire campaign and lifts the award-winning experience to new heights.” PlayStation VR2’… “VR Mode” makes Resident Evil Village more realistic and intense than ever before, thanks to its use of the 4K HDR display, eye tracking, and 3D audio.
Capcom also claims that the PSVR2 Sense controllers will open new ways for gamers to engage with their environments. According to Sony’s promotional materials, “with one controller in each hand, you can feel the vibration, recoil, and resistance as you interact with objects in the world and fire weapons.”
When enemies get too close, players can raise their arms as a shield, and Capcom promises that weapons will feel “tangibly more realistic” in VR. New gameplay features will be introduced, such as dual-wielding and natural motion controls for reloading firearms and fighting with knives.
The $550 PSVR2 will be released on February 22, 2023, and will come to the Resident Evil Village VR DLC. Resident Evil Village or Resident Evil Village Gold Edition for PlayStation 5 is required.
Resident Evil Village VR mode will be released on February 22 for PlayStation PSVR2.
VR MODE will be a free DLC for Resident Evil Village.#REBHFun #ResidentEvil pic.twitter.com/DaY1rUOSkt
— Resident Evil PL (@pl_evil) February 15, 2023
Sony said up to 20 games will be available for PlayStation VR2 upon launch, including Horizon Call of the Mountain and Among Us VR.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours of gameplay does Resident Evil Village have?
Resident Evil Village lasts about 9 hours and fifteen minutes if you stick to the main objectives. If you're a gamer who likes to see everything, you can expect to put in about 36 and a half hours to finish the game.
How does Resident Evil Village fit into the story?
Setting. Set three years after the events of Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village primarily took place on February 9, 2021. After defeating the bioweapon Eveline in Resident Evil 7, Ethan Winters is back as the protagonist.
What is the next Resident Evil game coming out?
Capcom is currently developing and publishing a survival horror game titled Resident Evil 4. Resident Evil 4 is getting a remake for the PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S on March 24, 2023. The original game was released in 2005.