Capcom’s Resident Evil 8 on PS5 could be a major selling point for Sony’s next-generation console. Recent rumors indicated the franchise’s next installment would be cross-generation, though, the PlayStation 5 event that went live on June 11, 2020 revealed the game would only be available on next-generation consoles and PC. The reason for the game’s next-gen and PC only availability is reportedly so the developer can avoid the presence of loading screens.
Resident Evil 8 returns players to a first-person perspective, and takes place after every other game in the series. While the game is the eight main installment in the franchise, its official title is Resident Evil Village due to its setting. The game has no official release date, but it does have a launch window of 2021.
According to AestheticGamer via Twitter, Resident Evil Village will support PSVR, and says that means fans shouldn’t be concerned about the game’s frame rate, as the company will be aiming for a stable 60 frames per second. AestheticGamer is a renowned industry insider, responsible for leaking several bits of speculation regarding Resident Evil 8 for the past few months. While the game has touted VR support for a while, the 60 frames per second is important for gamers who want the best quality out of the title.
Fans have taken to Twitter to comment, though, most comments don’t directly respond to the frame rate or VR bits. Rather, some fans are more concerned about the game’s perspective, some wanting the ability to switch between first- and third-person while others are ecstatic the game is first-person only. One fan replied thusly, “I mean re7 was mega simple in terms of gameplay, this is gonna be the same, it’s impossible to be below 60 fps…”
VR is still an up and coming technological advancement in the video game industry. While many games have begun supporting the innovative asset, it’s still in a rather primitive stage. This isn’t to say it’s poorly developed or overutilized, just that it still has significant strides to make before it becomes a mainstay or the most common way to play. Many gamers still prefer to play without VR, as the headsets tend to be a turn-off for some fans while others prefer to maintain some semblance of reality while they play. For a few, VR prevents them from hearing or seeing what’s happening in the real world, making them paranoid and unable to react if someone were to speak to them. However, Resident Evil 8‘s details hint at a game that can make full use of that sort of technology without excluding anyone – a winning combination for all, and especially for the PS5.
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Resident Evil 8 has a release window of 2021.