With the release of the PS VR2 headset, Capcom has also released the VR mode for its already terrifying Resident Evil Village game. Offered as free downloadable content, if you own the original Resident Evil Village title, and the PS VR2 headset, you can jump into this terrifying new experience right now. The VR mode is free for all owners of the base game as well as the Gold Edition owners. If you do not want to jump into the full game just now, a free demo for Resident Evil Village VR Mode is also available to try before you commit to the full game.
Resident Evil Village is the eighth core entry in Capcom’s long-running Resident Evil franchise and also one of the most terrifying ones. With the arrival of the VR mode, you can now experience the full story campaign in VR following Ethan Winter’s harrowing journey to rescue Rose, his kidnapped daughter. This adventure is more immersive in VR as Resident Evil Village VR Mode takes full advantage of PS VR2’s advanced features to transport you directly into the Village.
In the VR Mode, you will see the world straight through Ethan’s eyes in stunning detail powered by the new headset’s 4K HDR display and eye-tracking technology. The atmosphere is further enhanced by 3D audio effects that add texture to the environment and allow listeners to hear the horrors that lurk around every corner. The overall experience is made even more immersive thanks to PS VR2’s Sense functionality. The new controllers enable players to interact with their surroundings like never before with natural motions that mirror Ethan’s on-screen movements.
These intuitive inputs include blocking incoming enemy attacks by lifting Ethan’s arms, reloading firearms with realistic actions, and exploring while holding up the map. You can also dual-wield weapons, store and retrieve items inside Ethan’s coat and perform a range of other tactile gestures such as unlatching doors and healing wounds with medicine bottles. You will also find a VR Tutorial and Shooting Range mode in the new update that demonstrate the new VR gameplay systems and provide a place for players to hone their marksmanship skills.
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