Capcom may be working on releasing the VR version of Resident Evil Village for PC, according to a series of stolen file changes. As it currently stands, that of Capcom Resident Evil games only received official VR support on PlayStation consoles, with Resident Evil 7 still effectively a PSVR exclusive with no way to experience this version of the game on any other platform.
Although unofficial VR mods for Resident Evil Village and its predecessors exist, the official PlayStation builds are robust and reliable, providing players with the best possible VR gaming experience. The community has been calling for Capcom to support VR implementations on a wider array of platforms and devices for a long time now, although nothing has been known to happen on this front in any way, shape or form.
Reddit user LitheBeep looked into updated game files that were changed as part of Resident Evil Village‘s new DLC release, only to discover that Capcom introduced some curious VR-related references to some of them. Namely, LitheBeep discovered code strings that bring OpenVR and SteamVR, as well as some of the more popular VR headsets, none of which could directly interface with the PSVR version of Village by default. Further still, SteamDB indicates that Capcom themselves added the “VR” tag to the game recently.
Although the Resident Evil The October 2022 showcase didn’t have any major VR-related reveals, it’s certainly not impossible that Capcom might be working on something like this in the background. PC VR users wanted to play official versions of Resident Evil VR titles since they first came out on PlayStation, and giving them the chance to do so could score major points for Capcom in the long run.
With the expansion of the Winters for Resident Evil Village now fully released and readily available to play, the big question that remains is whether Capcom has any further plans for this particular one. RE, or if the company is ready to move on to its next flagship production. A future platform-agnostic VR release could deliver Village a new lease on life, and could be the right way for Capcom to end this chapter Resident Evil.
Horror fans need not despair if the release of the expansion of Winters for RE: Village it’s the end of it though. Resident Evil 4 Remake is not too far, and the pieces that Capcom has shown so far suggest that the team is working hard to make the game feel as close to the original as possible, with improvements provided in all the places where they. were needed.
Resident Evil Village is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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