To say that Resident Evil 4 was pivotal to the horror game genre is nothing short of an understatement. It has set the blueprint for the games that came in the 15 years after its release. Within the 15 years, fans have been clamoring for a remake with each passing console generation. In 2020, there were leaks that were the harbinger soon to be confirmed announcement. And Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil 4 VR will be coming to Quest 2 exclusively as its first exclusive AAA title. Meaning, Resident Evil 4 VR will not be releasing for PC VR and PS VR, and even will not be available for the original Quest 1 headset.
Resident Evil 4’s VR remake will be a collaboration between series publisher Capcom, Oculus parent company Facebook, and the independent studio Armature. Capcom announced its news during a Resident Evil showcase that also included a new trailer for the non-VR Resident Evil: Village. Oculus and Facebook Reality Labs will reveal more about the game on April 21st when Facebook is holding its own VR showcase for the Quest.
From the footage shown, the game will be forgoing its original third-person over-the-shoulder view to a new first-person mode. This isn’t Capcom’s first foray with VR or the first-person shift with a Resident Evil game. The 2017 first-person critically successful game Resident Evil 7 lets the player play through the entire game with a PlayStation VR headset.
You heard it correctly, Resident Evil 4 is being completely remastered for VR and is coming to Oculus Quest 2 later this year. Intrigued? Tune in to the Oculus Gaming Showcase next week to learn more.
— Oculus (@oculus) April 16, 2021
In the game of Resident Evil 4, players take the role of fan-favorite Leon Kennedy who travels to a European village for a rescue mission to save the President’s daughter who both find themselves in the midst of a zombie virus outbreak.
The Quest 2 launched in October 2020, which ended up having every app that was launched with preceding Quest with higher fidelity. Quest 2 is a more powerful device than the original headset, utilizing Qualcomm’s XR2 chip, hence why it’s been able to push the visuals and performance of existing apps further.