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Capcom’s Virtual Reality remake of Resident Evil 4 launches tomorrow (October 21) for the Oculus Quest 2. However, it won’t be quite the same experience you remember.
Aside from the obvious fact that the entire game has been redesigned to work as a first-person VR experience, there have been a handful of other updates to bring it more in line with the modern world.
Facebook has confirmed that certain animations and dialogue have been cut from the game, most of which relate to the character of Ashley Graham. Anyone who’s played the original Resident Evil 4 will know that Ashley is the president’s daughter, and the one Leon Kennedy is sent to rescue.
The original game contained several pieces of suggestive dialogue aimed at Ashley that have been deemed no longer appropriate. At one point in the game another character, Luis, comments on Ashley’s body. There was also an infamous animation in which Leon could look up Ashley’s skirt as she climbed down a ladder, prompting her to rightly call him out for being a perv.
These moments will not feature in Resident Evil 4 VR, which I’m sure will be regarded as a great loss to the overall game by at least three people.
“Oculus Studios, Armature, and Capcom partnered closely to remaster Resident Evil 4 from the ground up for VR,” Facebook said in a statement to IGN. “This includes immersive environments and high-resolution graphics. It also includes select changes to in-game dialogue and animations that we believe will update Resident Evil 4 for a modern audience.”
Bad news for anyone who specifically wanted Resident Evil 4 VR so they could ogle the president’s daughter in virtual reality. Then again, if that’s why you wanted the game, I don’t really want you to get what you wanted.