Resident Evil 2, 3 and 7 Getting PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Upgrades
Capcom will release Resident Evil 2 Remake, 3 Remake, and 7 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series later this year with free updates for existing owners. Three games will receive visual enhancements for the new consoles, while those who already own them on PS4 and Xbox One will receive free digital updates. Capcom also confirmed that the PC versions of the games would receive updates at the same time as the PS5 and Xbox Series versions are released.
Each of the three titles will be updated to include ray tracing, high frame rates and 3D audio. The PS5 versions will also use the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers of the DualSense controller.
This means that four of the eight major Resident Evil games will be officially available on next-gen Sony and Microsoft hardware without the need for backwards compatibility.
Resident Evil 7, which IGN said was good, oddly enough, is the oldest of the three games released in 2017, while Resident Evil 2 and 3 were released in 2019 and 2020 respectively as remakes of the original games for the PlayStation, both of which IGN said was amazing.
They will join the latest installment of the Resident Evil Village horror franchise on PS5 and Xbox Series, which we called “a truly exciting and increasingly combat-heavy continuation of the Ethan Winters story” and called it “great”.
For years, there have also been rumors of a remake of Resident Evil 4 that will presumably focus more on the game’s horror elements rather than just a remake of the original.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally tweets @thelastdinsdale.