Resident Evil Village Might Get VR Support on PC

Abdullah Waseem
Abdullah Waseem
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Resident Evil Village

A VR version of Resident Evil Village Could be coming to the PC platform. Capcom officially announced that they would be bringing Resident Evil Village to the PSVR 2 at their State of Play. Earlier Resident Evil7 got a VR version which was only available for the PlayStation 4.

Resident Evil Village VR for PC

Neither RE7 nor 8 have been officially released for VR on the PC platform. This feat has only been achieved by mods so far. Although the mods work great, but getting an official version would be dope. A data miner litbeep on Reddit did some research on the executable files for the latest update and found references to RE Village for SteamVR.

Resident Evil Village VR files in executable files
Data mine reveals Resident Evil Village 8 files for PC

With the release of the new RE: Village update, I did some digging through the executable file and noticed several strings referencing OpenVR and SteamVR, with some mention of popular HMDs. Interestingly, we can also see components relating to PSVR.

At first, I thought this may simply be leftover from the development of the PSVR2 version of Village, somehow. But if you look at the history for the app on SteamDB, you'll notice they actually went in and added the "VR" tag themselves.

Resident Evil Village VR file on STeamDB
Resident Evil 8 VR PC file on SteamDB

Yes, the files could have been added by mistake or the developers forgot to remove them later. But, adding the file to SteamDB doesn’t seem to be a coincidence. We have already seen the game works perfectly with mods on VR. So, for the developers to optimize it officially for VR on PC shouldn’t be a mean feat.

But for now, take it all with a grain of salt as there has been nothing official from Capcom. Resident Evil 7 was modded for PC VR too but didn’t get an official version so the same could be the case with RE Village. We are really stoked to hear from Capcom about all this and hopefully see the VR version arriving on PC.

Do you think Resident Evil Village VR will be available for PC officially? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Abdullah is an avid gamer who primarily plays single-player titles. If you can't find him anywhere, he'll probably be at his desk playing The Witcher 3 for the millionth time. When he isn't playing games, he's either reading or writing about them.
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