Capcom and PlayStation have revealed that the much-awaited free PlayStation VR2 DLC for Resident Evil 4 is finally set to arrive very soon on Friday, December 8th (time zones permitting).
The PS VR2 DLC will allow players to play through the entire main story of the base game in VR, reworked with VR-specific features and gameplay in mind but otherwise complete and intact from combat to puzzle solving and everything in-between. It’s been brought to life by the same team responsible for the excellent VR modes in Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village.
Along with the release of the mode DLC, a special standalone demo will also be made available for PS VR2 owners who won’t have access to Resident Evil 4 itself. The free demo will allow players to experience the opening of the game along with the shooting range.
“Resident Evil 4 VR Mode takes advantage of advanced technology and features of PlayStation VR2, combined with the experience our development team has gained from previous Resident Evil VR titles, to allow players to truly become Leon and use a variety of weapons with their own hands to take on enemies which feel like they are standing right in front of you,” said Resident Evil 4 VR Mode director, Keisuke Yamakawa.
“This unique experience is only possible in VR, so with the free demo for all players and the DLC releasing for free for owners of the full game, anyone with a PlayStation VR2 can experience how VR deepens the survival horror. I hope you enjoy the thrills and scares of this game, in which survival is just the beginning of the nightmare.”
“I’m so happy and grateful for the chance to bring this mode to you. All of us on the team have worked hard to bring you, the players, a fresh way to experience Resident Evil 4’s main story,” adds producer, Masato Kumazawa.
“The game features a huge variety of enemies, weapons and gimmicks, making for one of the meatier experiences in the series, so we wanted to make sure you don’t miss anything when playing in VR. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve already played or completed the game before, I think this new way to play will be totally fresh – I’m actually jealous of anyone who gets to experience the game this way for the first time! It’s not long now until the heart-pounding terror and excitement will be available. I hope you enjoy it!”