Another, rather surprising announcement of the Resident Evil Showcase last night concerned the classic Resident Evil 4, because this is now being re-released as a VR offshoot.
Since the original release of Resident Evil 4 for the GameCube, Capcom has ported the horror game to pretty much every platform that has since become available. Now the survival horror game has made the leap into virtual reality.
In the course of yesterday’s Resident Evil Showcase, a VR implementation for the Oculus Quest 2 was surprisingly confirmed by Facebook. For the immersive gaming experience, the usual third-person perspective is exchanged for a first-person view.
Translated means: In the course of the game you will only see Leon Kennedy’s hands when he shoots or uses them for other purposes. Mike Verdu, VP of Content at Facebook Reality Labs, is convinced of the new VR version and speaks of a “new richness and depth” compared to the previous Resident Evil experience.
The version of the game for the Oculus Quest 2 is being developed in cooperation with Capcom, Oculus Studios and Aramture Studio. Further details are to follow as part of the Oculus Gaming Showcase on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
Resident Evil 4 was first released for GameCube in 2005. Implementations for Android, iOS, Switch, PS2, PS3, PS4, Wii, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One followed later.
Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 is an all-in-one VR headset that doesn’t necessarily need a separate PC or mobile device. This was published in September 2020.