It’s a pretty amazing feeling to be a Resident Evil now. While the Resident Evil 3 remake released earlier this year is still fresh in the minds of players, the future pledges a new game in the form of Resident Evil Village on the next-gen consoles. However, a new rumor emerges that a fan-favorite entry in the franchise is coming to a virtual reality platform for the first time ever.
Resident Evil 4 assisted in propelling the long-running franchise to even more popularity, shifting to a more action-oriented and over the shoulder playstyle than the more classic survival horror games that came before it. While players are presently waiting for updates about a possible Resident Evil 4 remake following RE 2 and RE 3’s footsteps, there is no proof of a virtual reality edition as well.
Recently, Capcom underwent a major leak, with hackers getting data from the Japanese gaming giant’s company email and internal file servers. Some of these details were later released on the World Wide Web and has been feasted over by Capcom fans and dataminers since then. One particular data that emerged today reveals that a certain Resident Evil 4 VR is supposedly in development, exclusively for Oculus headset owners.
Sadly, there’s little information to go beyond this. The released chart features Resident Evil Village and the supposed Resident Evil 4 VR game both scheduled for a 2021 release, with Resident Evil 4 apparently slated for April 2021.
However, since this leak hasn’t been verified by Capcom yet, there’s no way to know for sure if Resident Evil 4 VR will be released next year or if it really does exist. Possibly the best thing lending suspicion to this is the fact that a VR take of Resident Evil 4 will be released early next year.
While it would hypothetically be feasible for a port of the existing Resident Evil 4 to arrive to the Oculus in a timely manner, it seems much more logical that if a Resident Evil 4 remake is in development that it would be the edition coming to VR. Since the game hasn’t even been officially revealed by Capcom, it may leave some fans doubting these claims.
Obviously, it’s worth noting that it wouldn’t be the first time that the developer has launched more than one major Resident Evil game in the same year. A port or remake on top of the main franchise release is still possible.
Regardless, if the leak turns out to be valid, it will be an exciting turn of events that Capcom has opted to work exclusively with Oculus, instead of PSVR, which Resident Evil 7 launched on. However, the appeal of the Oculus Quest 2’s wired and wireless features may have been sufficient to seal the deal.