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Capcom Explains Why Resident Evil 2 Remake Will Not Have VR Support

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Capcom took advantage of virtual reality to provide a truly intense and horrifying experience with Resident Evil 7. It’s a matter of months before the franchise is back with the expected release of Resident Evil 2 Remake, so players wonder if the remake will have VR support.

The producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Yoshiaki Hirabayashi know that there are some doubts about it, so they explained if they will use this technology during the release of Resident Evil 2 Remake. If the idea excites you, we regret to disappoint you, as Kanda said they will not add VR support to the game.

The creative said that for now, they are not contemplating to take advantage of virtual reality and that they do not have plans to do so in the future. The reason? It all comes down to the perspective in which we will play the remake.

“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,” Kanda said.

In a joking tone, Hirabayashi recalled the revelation trailer, which shows scenes of the game in the first person. The creative also ruled out the use of virtual reality for Resident Evil 2. “Maybe giving you the rat’s eye view in the trailer might have given people the wrong idea! [laughs]. But if you think there is Rat VR coming… that’s not the case,” Hirabayashi finished.

Capcom also recently explained why it does not see this project as a remake and pointed out that modernizing the crocodile scene was one of the biggest challenges for this new version of the classic.

Resident Evil 2 will arrive on January 25, 2019, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.