Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 7 will receive upgrades for PS5, Xbox Series S/X, PC
Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7 — the remakes of Capcom’s original titles — are set to receive graphical updates for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. Gamers will be able to take advantage of new hardware on current-gen consoles, including higher frame rate, ray tracing, and 3D audio, while PS5 gamers will also get DualSense support. Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7 remake updates will be free for players who already own copies of these titles.
Capcom announced the upcoming Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard updates on its website on Tuesday. Players who purchased the games on PlayStation 4 will be eligible for a free upgrade through the digital PS4 to PlayStation 5 upgrade option, while those who owned the titles for Xbox One can use the Xbox Smart Delivery system to get the current-gen console versions of the game. Meanwhile, PC users will just get an upgrade patch when the update is ready.
Graphics updates for Xbox Series S/X and PS5 will add support for high framerate (PC gamers already have access to unlocked framerates) and 3D audio on these consoles , while PS5 owners will also benefit from adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. Meanwhile, current-gen consoles and PC owners will all benefit from ray-tracing support.
According to Capcom, the graphical updates will not bring new gameplay content to these titles. Resident Evil 2 (Review) is a 2019 remake of the original 1998 title for the original PlayStation console, with a score of 91 based on 85 critical reviews on Metacritic. Meanwhile, Resident Evil 3 has a score of 79 based on 83 reviews, while Resident Evil 7 – the first game in the resident Evil series for presenting a first-person environment – has a score of 86 based on 100 reviews on Metacritic.
Capcom has not provided a release date for the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X remasters of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7.