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Resident Evil 4 gets up close and personal this month, with PSVR2 mode

Coming as a free addition to the base game (on PS5), Capcom’s about to get Resident Evil 4 players even closer to the action.

Watch for the chainsaw

If you can hear the townspeople revving that saw, it just might be too late. At least, that’s to say that it might be the case if you’re playing Resident Evil 4 in virtual reality mode. Naturally, that’d be thanks to the new PSVR2 addition, that’s set to debut this month as a free add-on for the base game.

In addition to the obviously new (read: first-person) look at RE4’s world, Capcom says that the VR mode will deliver “realistic controls” and a shooting range. It’s in that range that players can experiment with those new controls, and get a feel for taking on the game’s deranged denizens.

Resident Evil 4 VR Mode supports the full main story campaign and delivers an added level of immersion to Leon S. Kennedy’s harrowing rescue mission. The experience lets players see the terrifying world directly through Leon’s eyes and soak in his surroundings with the 4K HDR display of PlayStation VR2. Resident Evil 4 VR Mode further enhances the atmosphere with 3D audio so players can hear the threats lurking around every corner.
In addition to grounding players in this hostile environment, Resident Evil 4 VR Mode heightens the realism with PlayStation VR2 Sense™ technology. The intuitive controls provide new ways to interact with the world. Weapons can be handled with natural motions, including unique gestures for reloading specific firearms, such as handguns, shotguns, and rifles. This also extends to the game’s enhanced knife action for those close encounters.

Capcom press release

While Resident Evil 4 is out now for the PS5 (and other platforms), the virtual reality mode will go live next week, on December 8th. Again too, this is an exclusive mode for now, so it’s only available and playable via the PSVR2 headset.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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