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'Resident Evil 2 Remake' Is Now Playable In VR And It Looks Terrifying

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'Resident Evil 2 Remake' Is Now Playable In VR And It Looks Terrifying

A talented Resident Evil modder has been beavering away on a virtual reality project that is compatible with the RE Engine, opening up a huge number of the games to be seen with a new set of eyes. 

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Recently, the re-release of Resident Evil 4 for the Oculus Quest has been received relatively well — bar the fact that a lot of female players are accidentally punching themselves while playing the game. Yet, this is one more example of Capcom keeping the most effective versions of their schlocky horrors to one platform. You’re only able to play Resident Evil 4 in VR on the Oculus Quest, and the choking claustrophobia of Resident Evil 7 in VR is available for those of us with a PSVR headset. 

As for the rest of the roster of Resident Evil games, the company hasn’t made any moves to port these to virtual reality platforms, so the task falls to fans to wrangle some software together and cross their fingers their PC doesn’t catch fire. Fortunately, their prayers have been answered with the tireless work of praydog, who has been on the scene for some time developing a VR program that works with the games’ proprietary engine.

Take a look at how the horror of Village was created in this behind-the-scenes video about the acclaimed game!

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The project seems to be in the final stretch as gameplay videos of content creators and fans with an early build have been hitting the Internet. In the VR version of Resident Evil 3 from 2020, the terror of running through the alleyways of Raccoon City feels so tangible, and the player’s gun wobbles with the wobble of their controller. 

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This video from Beardo Benjo shows how the flashes of the pistol in the VR version of Resident Evil 2 illuminate the oncoming threat, creating an atmosphere that you could cut with a knife. The cherry on the cake is that the motion controls work wonderfully, bringing the player into the horror in a brand new way.

While we haven’t spotted any gameplay of praydog’s VR versions of Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village, they are bound to pop up as the mod works with the engine rather than being specific to any specific game. The early hours of Village are absolutely perfect for this much-too-close-for-comfort style of play, as well as the darkness of Heisenberg’s factory later on in the game.

Featured Image Credit: Gamertag VR

Topics: Resident Evil, PC, VR

Imogen Donovan
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