After not mentioning the VR capabilities of Resident Evil 4 for almost a year now, Capcom has announced that the upcoming RE4 remake will get its PSVR 2 functionality added as free DLC post-launch. In a post on the Japanese Resident Evil Twitter account, the company confirmed that development has begun on the VR content and that it will be offered at no additional charge to players that grab the game on PlayStation 5.
『バイオハザード RE:4』のVRモードはPlayStation5/PlayStationVR2向けの無料DLCとして配信される予定です。 https://t.co/Qqci7d49Ao
— バイオハザード(カプコン)公式 (@BIO_OFFICIAL) February 22, 2023
Last year when Resident Evil 4‘s remake was announced, the trailer ended by stating PS5 players would be able to check out some original content on PSVR 2. There was no timeframe for when that content would arise and that’s likely because development on the remake started well before Sony had finalized the technical specifications of its new VR headset.
It could also be that Resident Evil Village’s VR mode was prioritized, as that game is already finished. Adding credence to that thought is how Village is getting its PSVR 2 content today to coincide with the release of the new device.
Whatever the reason, fans looking forward to checking out Resident Evil 4 in VR on PS5 will need to wait a bit before doing so. Currently, the only way to experience Leon’s trek through the Spanish countryside in VR is via the Meta Quest 2 version. Thankfully, that port is a pretty incredible recreation of the original.