Resident Evil 4 VR announced for Oculus Quest 2 as a first-person remake


On Thursday, Capcom introduced that its megaton horror sequence Resident Evil will quickly return to digital actuality. However as an alternative of including a VR mode to the upcoming Resident Evil VIII: Village, slated to launch subsequent month, the sport maker threw horror followers a curveball. The mission, because it seems, is Resident Evil 4 VR, a wildly revised port of the 2005 basic, and it seems to be an Oculus Quest 2 unique.

You learn that accurately: Quest 2, versus Rift or different PC-VR platforms. No launch date or estimate has but been confirmed.

The VR port was introduced as a part of the newest announcement frenzy in any other case devoted to Could seventh’s RE8, and it confirmed that Oculus Studios and Armature Studios (made up of ex-Metroid Prime builders) are main the VR port’s manufacturing. Due to Armature’s latest ties to Oculus, by way of releasing unique VR video games for its Rift and Quest techniques, that collaboration factors to this sport remaining an Oculus unique.

Representatives for Oculus and Fb have thus far solely described the port as a product for “Quest 2,” versus a extra generic platform description that may trace to the “Oculus Hyperlink” system, which streams PC video games to the in any other case transportable Quest headset household. If Fb needs to make clear any further methods to play the sport, we’ll have to attend for subsequent week’s Oculus Gaming Showcase, which can premiere on Twitch and YouTube on Wednesday, April 21.

The port seems to closely revise the unique sport, which launched on Nintendo GameCube in 2005 as a third-person, over-the-shoulder journey—and one which revolutionized how the sequence would play for years to come back. A few of that motion, notably the twitchy gun-driven fight, will probably be a strong match for the first-person view of a VR sport, however RE4‘s cinematic scenes and large bosses are one other story.

Thursday’s debut trailer prevented clarifying precisely how the unique sport’s extra formidable moments will translate to VR. As an alternative, Armature and Oculus took the chance to point out some primary fight, together with a second the place the participant held a knife in a single hand and a pistol within the different, together with a VR-friendly stock administration display screen, a puzzle that required turning a lever with arms in digital area, and a few “reload a gun utilizing each arms” gimmickry.

Amusingly, this port serves as a reminder that the sport’s authentic 2004 announcement got here as a part of a “Capcom 5” press convention of unique video games for Nintendo’s then-struggling GameCube platform. Months later, Capcom was pressured to make clear that RE4 would certainly launch on the period’s dominant PlayStation 2 in spite of everything, and it wound up being ported to roughly 4,000 different consoles within the 16 years since.


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