Resident Evil 4 VR officially launches on October 21st, exclusive to Oculus Quest 2

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Sep 27, 2021 4:37 PM
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The fourth Resident Evil game is easily one of if not the most iconic entry in the series, and inspired a generation of shooters thereafter. It has also turned into Capcom’s Skyrim, with numerous re-releases on different platforms, and this time it’s bringing the horror to VR exclusively on the Oculus Quest 2.

In my eyes, Resident Evil is the perfect franchise for a VR port: as Horror works tremendously well in VR, and coupled with the shooting mechanics, varied enemies, and light inventory management (except for RE4), I’m surprised we haven’t seen more REVR re-releases/remakes. Either way, get ready for Resident Evil 4 VR on October 21st:

Unfortunately, there’s still no word whether this exclusivity is permanent or limited-time. As many have pointed out, RE4 was originally exclusive to the Game Cube, but can now be found on anything with an electronic display it seems. So there is certainly hope for PCVR users (and PSVR), but don’t expect it anytime soon.

*Note: the poll below includes RE7, even though it already had a VR version on PlayStation, though it wasn’t a proper VR port like RE4 is.

What do you think? Are you excited for Resident Evil 4 VR? What other Resident Evil games would be great in VR? Let us know!

Which next mainline Resident Evil game would be best for a VR port?

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15:41 Sep-28-2021

When it releases, someone will probably be working on a port for other headsets.

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03:32 Sep-28-2021

Resident Evil 4 VR officially launches on October 21st (excited)


exclusive to Oculus Quest 2 (saddened)

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18:30 Sep-27-2021

Theres no doubt that RE4 will go down in history as one of the most influential games of all time. For the small market share of the VR market to throw around exclusivity is insane to me... seeing as RE7 VR never left PSVR. I dont think we will see any significant growth in the VR market if AAA developers dont commit to it....everyone once in a blue moon tip their toe with a half assed ports (skyrim, medal of honor). There are maybe 5-10 must play VR games.

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22:52 Sep-27-2021

The actual problem is still price of entry. Quest 2 got there but there needs to be more options around that price. Exclusivity is the safety net developers will use until more people can actually afford VR. Frankly, if VR producers want the market to grow through incentive, they need to be funding more games even at a loss. No other studios will take the risk, at least without that safety net. Far cheaper to make those half arsed ports and less risky.

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23:00 Sep-27-2021

If this continues VR will continue to be that cool enthusiast toy few people wipe the dust off of when friends come over.

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