Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 are getting a PS5 re-release. The updated versions of the games will feature ray tracing, higher frame rates, and 3D audio. Additionally, all three will support Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers on the DualSense controllers.
Will those who own Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 on PS4 get a free upgrade to PS5?
Fortunately, those that already own Resident Evil 2, 3, or 7 on PS4 will get a free upgrade to the PS5 version. However, The press release announcing the enhancements didn’t specify whether save files will be compatible with the new versions or not.
Of all the upgrades the titles are seeing, we’re most looking forward to ray tracing. The lighting in all three titles is spectacular, and seeing real-time reflections will only add to the spooky ambiance.
Unfortunately, Capcom didn’t announce any new content for any of the three games. Hopefully, the games will at least come with their DLC. Pricing info and the release date are unavailable as of now, and the only hint we have at launch timing is that it’ll be “later this year.”
In addition to the PS5, the Xbox Series X|S and PC will get the current-gen upgrade simultaneously.
Opinion: RE 2 and 3 deserve new content
When I first saw this announcement, I hoped these would be Director’s Cuts. The Resident Evil 2 remake is a masterpiece, but its B scenarios were lackluster and could be expanded. Resident Evil 3, on the other hand, is missing a ton of content from the original and could use a complete overhaul. I’d love to see Capcom bring back the Live Selection system to Resident Evil 3 and readd the Clock Tower, Park, and Dead Factory along with the randomization aspects that made the original so replayable. Even if the director’s cut material was sold as DLC, I think fans would love the opportunity to see these games live up to their potential.