Resident Evil 4 Adds new Gameplay Enhancements

The exclusive launch of Resident Evil 4 on Meta Quest 2 was a huge success for the headset, highlighting there’s still life left in the 2005 title. Today, developer Armature Studio and Capcom have released a new update for the survival adventure, expanding the comfort and locomotion options available.

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The first update for Resident Evil 4 since its launch in October, this overhaul offers players a new controller-directional movement so they can steer their walking direction simply using their hands. The analog stick movement hand can now be swapped, there are new height adjustment settings, plus the ability to adjust waist and chest holder positions.

Other little tweaks include being able to change the colour of your weapon’s laser sight, more reload options as well as a number of quality of life improvements.

Whilst this is only a small update to Resident Evil 4, there’s a much bigger one coming in 2022; Mercenaries mode. Essentially a mini-game mode offering various timed challenges fighting off waves of the Los Illuminados, The Mercenaries provided hours of replayability, only unlocked by completing the main campaign.

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In our review of Resident Evil 4, gmw3 said: “Resident Evil 4 on Oculus Quest 2 is a testament to Armature’s VR skills whilst highlighting the difficulties in bringing an almost 20-year-old videogame into VR. With the immersion settings on full whack, running around monster-filled castles was thoroughly engrossing and genuinely tense at points.”

That’s not the only Resident Evil VR news recently. Modders have been busy adding VR support to Resident Evil 2 and 3.

Looking forward to The Mercenaries? When gmw3 has further details we’ll let you know.