Resident Evil Village VR mode comes bundled with Playstation VR 2, and those who own the game will receive it as a free update.
This was confirmed by the game’s executive producer, Kanda Tsuyoshi, on the Playstation blog.
The VR mode was announced in June 2022 and in mid-September there were positive first impressions of the VR version of the horror game developed specifically for the PSVR 2.
Those who own the Standard Edition or the Gold Edition will receive the VR mode as free DLC. Editions currently cost $39.99 and $49.99, respectively.
Playstation VR 2 will be released on February 22, 2023 and on the same day VR mode will be available separately for download. You can play through the campaign from start to finish in VR.
Mercenaries mode and the recently released Shadows of Rose story expansion are excluded from VR mode, Capcom confirmed to The Verge.
Resident Evil Village will be a highlight of PSVR2
There was already a Resident Evil with VR mode for the first Playstation VR (2016): Resident Evil 7 is considered one of the best and scariest VR games, which terrified more than a million people. The VR version of Resident Evil Village takes it up a notch in more ways than one.
First of all, graphically, thanks to the power of the PS5 and the high display resolution of the PSVR2 (four times the pixels of PSVR1), foveal rendering, and subtle color rendering tweaks, Resident Evil Village should look incredibly realistic in VR.
But the VR experience also wins in terms of gameplay: VR mode is supposed to offer a new gameplay experience, because unlike its predecessor, you can play it with the new Sony Detection controllers. They allow hands-free movement, new interactions with the game world and the handling of two weapons at the same time. Resident Evil 7 could only be played with the Dualshock 4 controller.
You can read more about the refinements of the VR port in our article Resident Evil Village: VR developer promises ‘next-gen horror’. Lead developer Kazuhiro Takahara walks us through the special features offered by the VR version.
Playstation VR 2 is now available for pre-order without invitation from Sony
Resident Evil Village, along with Sony Horizon’s flagship title Call of the Mountain, is expected to offer the finest VR graphics when the VR system launches. In addition to these two games, Sony has announced over a dozen other PSVR2 launch titles.
Playstation VR 2 will be released on February 22, 2023 and will cost $599.99 or $649.99 with Horizon Call of the Mountain.
The VR system requires a Playstation 5 and can recently be pre-ordered from Sony without an invitation, as long as you have a Playstation account.