Resident Evil 4 remake will add VR mode in December

Screenshot from Resident Evil 4 VR Mode featuring two disembodied hands holding weapons as a zombie creatures charges toward the camera.Image: Capcom

The Resident Evil 4 remake will soon get a change in perspective. On December 8th, the PS5 version of RE4 will get a free update adding VR mode to the game.

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,” read the press release. “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.”

If the prospect of gunning down zombies in VR feels a bit too challenging to you as it does to me, RE4VR will feature a shooting range game mode that lets you acclimate to the controls and test the kinds of weapons Leon will use. And if that still proves too much, the original Resident Evil 4 also has its own VR version available on the Meta Quest 2.

A VR version is only one part of all the special attention being paid to the RE4 remake. The game is one of the more unlikelier candidates for this year’s Game of the Year award, and it’s also one of the games selected to debut on the Apple iPhone 15 Pro alongside Resident Evil Village, Death Stranding, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage.

Resident Evil 4 VR Mode launches on the PSVR2 December 8th.