It looks like the UK’s Daily Star had the opportunity to reveal a little more behind why Capcom’s horror-adventure Resident Evil 2 remake, slated to release in early 2019, most likely isn’t getting a VR mode after all.
Before the E3 2018 Sony showcase reveal, many VR fans theorized that the long-awaited remake of Resident Evil 2 (1998) could possibly follow in the steps of the company’s latest VR breakout success, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), which featured a much-lauded PSVR mode.
UK tabloid Daily Star sat down with Capcom producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Yoshiaki Hirabayashi at E3 last month, revealing a little more behind the reasoning for the game’s lack of VR mode:
“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,” Tsuyoshi Kanda said. “VR doesn’t match the vision for us,” he concluded.
While it’s good the producers don’t want to implement an imperfect solution for VR gamers, it’s a sad to put a nail in the coffin so soon—especially for a game series that garnered some serious love from the PSVR community.
Only a few days after launch of Resident Evil 7, nearly 10% of the registered players were enjoying it in VR. Awards were aplenty too, as it earned a Golden Joystick for Best VR Game of 2017 and Best AR/VR Game at the 2017 Game Awards.
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