'Resident Evil 4' Remake Will Have VR as Early As This Winter

Sara Belcher - Author

Sep. 14 2023, Updated 6:53 p.m. ET

Resident Evil 4 Enemy
Source: Capcom

The gist:

  • Resident Evil 4 Remake will be getting a VR mode, allowing players to dive in with the new PSVR 2.
  • VR mode will be added for free when it's launched later this winter.
  • Players will be able to go through the full campaign in VR once this launches.
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The long-awaited Resident Evil 4 Remake released on March 24, allowing fans of the horror series to jump into the shoes of Leon S. Kennedy once again as he tracks down the president’s daughter. The reworked graphics and various upgrades offered plenty to wow fans who were excited to revisit the game — though many fans are most curious about its VR potential.

It's long been teased that Resident Evil 4 Remake will have VR support (and there's even been talk of it being able to run on the shiny new PSVR 2), but details have still been a bit sparse. That said, we finally have a time frame for when VR support will be available.

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Leon fighting the undead in VR mode in 'Resident Evil 4' Remake on the PSVR 2.
Source: Capcom

'Resident Evil 4' Remake will have VR — and even run on the PSVR 2.

Yes, the Resident Evil 4 Remake will have VR, although has yet to launch for the popular horror title. Though details weren't entirely clear at the feature's announcement, Capcom has since confirmed that players will be able to play through the whole storyline from a first-person VR perspective. Even if you're a massive horror fan, this may be a bit of an intense experience, especially with the fluidity and controls of the PSVR 2.

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If you’re ready to play Resident Evil 4 in VR today, you can check out the version that launched on Meta Quest 2 back in 2021. This isn’t to be confused with the new Resident Evil 4 Remake, as it doesn’t offer enhanced graphics or any of the big changes arriving with the latest entry in the franchise. It is, however, available today and gives you immediate access to the hit game in virtual reality.

Leon reloading a gun in VR mode in 'Resident Evil 4' Remake on the PSVR 2.
Source: Capcom
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VR support for 'Resident Evil 4' Remake will launch this winter.

Thankfully, it looks like Resident Evil 4 Remake players won't have to wait long for the VR mode to launch. During Sony's September State of Play, Capcom confirmed that VR mode should launch sometime this winter, though the exact release date has yet to be revealed. This means players have hours of new content to keep them busy, especially with the upcoming release of The Separate Ways DLC.

When the VR aspects of the Resident Evil 4 Remake finally launch, they’ll be added to the game as a free DLC expansion. That means you can pick the title up at launch, play through it on your TV, then dive back in when the free DLC releases to experience the journey with PSVR 2.

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This is an insane amount of content to be added to the game, just about doubling the hours players can spend immersed in the horror title. If you thought Resident Evil 4 Remake was good, all of this additional content is sure to enhance your play experience even more.

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