Sony is prepping to launch the PlayStation VR2, its new generation virtual reality device with PS5 compatibility. In addition to Horizon Call of the Mountain, one of the platform’s first exclusives, the launch will also feature a virtual reality version of the critically acclaimed Resident Evil Village.
Enter the world of survival horror once again with Resident Evil Village VR Mode. This immersive new mode will be available alongside the launch of PlayStation VR2 on February 1, 2023, as a free DLC for everyone who owns Resident Evil Village or Resident Evil Village Gold Edition on PS5.
VR mode spans the entire campaign and takes the experience to new heights. A deeper, more captivating adventure awaits with PlayStation VR2, as Ethan Winters’ journey takes full advantage of the headset’s advanced capabilities.
VR mode utilizes the 4K HDR screen, eye tracking, and 3D audio to make Resident Evil Village more realistic and intense than ever before. Immerse yourself in the village’s detailed atmosphere in virtual reality, including the ornate chambers of Dimitrescu Castle, and prepare to feel truly overwhelmed by the horrific characters and creatures that lurk within.
In addition to entering the world of Resident Evil Village through the PlayStation VR2’s vision and audio, players will become familiar with their surroundings in new ways through the device’s controls. In the game, the controls represent Ethan’s famous resilient hands and allow intuitive actions to be performed.
Players can raise their arms to ward off enemies that get too close for comfort. Weapons also look tangibly more realistic in VR mode with new gameplay elements that increase immersion, such as dual-wielding and natural motion controls for reloading firearms and wielding knives.