Capcom has said that the recently-announced Resident Evil PS5 upgrades won’t be available in disc form. Not at launch, at least. In a Twitter thread, the developer further clarified a couple of things regarding Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7’s next-gen ports, and what content players will be able to carry over. While a physical release isn’t planned, Capcom doesn’t seem to be ruling it out completely.
Resident Evil PS5 upgrades will allow players to carry over DLC
Capcom previously announced that the DLC that comes with Resident Evil 7’s Gold Edition can be carried over to next-gen platforms alongside save data. Now, it has confirmed that DLC purchased separately for any of the aforementioned games will carry over as well.
We’ve got a few additional updates on the upcoming next-gen upgrades for Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S! Let’s talk about what carries over and how you can upgrade at no additional cost.
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) March 25, 2022
It goes without saying that if you currently own Resident Evil 2, 3, and/or 7 on disc, you will need a PS5 with a disc drive to pop your copy in and claim the digital download. This doesn’t mean that last-gen digital editions aren’t eligible for an upgrade, however. All versions of the games purchased on the PS4 can be upgraded. As far as physical editions are concerned, Capcom said that they “aren’t planned right now,” indicating that it might consider packaging all three games on a disc later.
We’ll update our readers when we have more information. A release date for the upgrades has yet to be announced.
In other news, Sony has filed a fresh trademark for Knack and everyone thinks we’re getting Knack 3. And rumors are swirling that the company has some big PlayStation announcements planned for this week.