Resident Evil Village VR launches for free alongside PSVR2

Capcom today announced that the Resident Evil Village VR update will launch alongside PlayStation VR2 on February 22, 2023. Resident Evil Village owners and the new Resident Evil Village Gold Edition will get it for free.

VR mode underpins the entire campaign and elevates the award-winning experience to new heights. A deeper, more immersive adventure awaits with PlayStation VR2, as Ethan Winters’ journey takes full advantage of the headset’s advanced features. Resident Evil Village’s VR mode uses a 4K HDR display, eye-tracking, and 3D audio to make Resident Evil Village more realistic and intense than ever before. Immerse yourself in the richly detailed village atmosphere in VR, including the ornate rooms of Castle Dimitrescu, and prepare to feel truly stunted in front of the larger-than-life characters and creatures that lurk within.

Besides entering the world of Resident Evil Village with the PlayStation VR2 headset, players will be able to engage with their surroundings in new ways using the PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers. These represent Ethan’s famous flexible hands and allow for intuitive actions in the game. Players can raise their arms to protect against enemies that get too close for comfort. Weapons also feel significantly more realistic in VR mode with new gameplay elements that increase immersion, such as dual and natural motion controls for reloading firearms and knives.

There is no information about the Resident Evil Village VR update for the PC version. Fortunately, Praydog’s VR Frameworks mods have opened up a way to experience the latest entry in the survival horror franchise with virtual reality headsets.

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Resident Evil Village Gold Edition introduced the Winters Expansion and some additional add-ons. Our Nate had a rather positive opinion.

Resident Evil Village – Winters’ Expansion is the best RE DLC Capcom has ever produced, but as mentioned, competition for this title hasn’t been quite as fierce. Shadows of Rose is an interesting character exploration that we hope to see more of in the future and plays with more of the core RE Village experience than you might initially expect. The third-person mode and new mercenary content are also nice, if not entirely necessary, additions.

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