Capcom has also confirmed that the updated version of Resident Evil 4 will be compatible with PS VR 2 virtual reality.
Here’s the first big surprise from the State of Play: the Resident Evil 4 Remake is real, and the first PlayStation 5 trailer also teases a release date for the long-rumoured project, which was brought back to life just over a year ago with a virtual reality adaptation of Meta Quest 2.
Capcom kicked off the event by announcing a release date of 24 March 2023.
Then, accompanied by a big R flamenco music, it answered practically all questions. Resident Evil 4 returns with next-generation graphics and unique content tailored just for VR.
“We aim to make the game feel familiar to fans of the series, while also providing a fresh feeling to it.” – Capcom
And what’s new about the classic survival horror? “This time, the game is being developed to achieve state-of-the-art quality for a survival horror suitable for 2023 while preserving the essence of the original game. We aim to make the game feel familiar to fans of the series while also providing a fresh feeling to it. This is being done by reimagining the storyline of the game while keeping the essence of its direction, modernizing the graphics and updating the controls to a modern standard.”
Leon S. Kennedy’s grand adventure has been showcased in a few short video clips that give a taste of what the game will look like with Capcom’s RE Engine. The game will be released for PC via Steam, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, excluding the previous generation consoles PS4 and Xbox One.