Resident Evil 2 won't feature a VR mode


'VR doesn't match the vision for us'

Resident Evil 7 not only reignited interest in the Resident Evil series, it also brought a brand new perspective to survival horror games with its first-person, VR enabled game mode. For a lot of players, it is the only way they want to experience the title with how transformative that extra layer of immersion is. The hope was that the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake would include a similar option, but Capcom has confirmed it isn't focusing on VR.

Daily Star spoke with producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Yoshiaki Hirabayashi at E3 this year and asked them about potential VR support. Kanda told them, "We’re not thinking about VR support currently, given that the camera perspective and the over-the-shoulder choice would mean that VR is not the best way to present the game. VR doesn’t match the vision for us."

What of the intro to the trailer that featured the action from a rat's perspective? Hirabayashi added, "...thinking about it, maybe giving you the rat’s eye view in the trailer might have given people the wrong idea! But if you think there is Rat VR coming… that’s not the case."

I can't say that I'm surprised, especially considering the perspective. I know something like Hitman GO has a VR mode that displays the game like a diorama, but having a third-person camera in VR could possibly be disorienting. Maybe down the line, though, that rat mode can become a reality.

Resident Evil 2 Remake: Capcom reveals why game will NOT have VR support [Daily Star]

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