Horror fans rejoiced on March 2, when Capcom announced that Resident Evil 2, 3 and VII will receive a free next-gen update on PS5, XSX/S and PC. Yesterday, the Japanese company provided details of the announced upgrade. Unfortunately, we still haven't found out when it will be available.
No boxed versions on PS5 and XSX/S
The most important issue seems to be lack of boxed editions of these games dedicated to 9th-gen consoles. Capcom also does not plan them - at least for now. As a result, the company will not make money on these titles for a second time.
And what about those who bought their physical editions on PS4 and XOne? They will be able to download free upgrades from the PS Store and MS Store (as part of Xbox Smart Delivery). PC gamers who own RE 2, 3 and VII on Steam, will simply receive a free update.
This of course means that to play on PS5 and XSX/S we will need the discs from the PS4 or XOne edition. Well, unless we decide to buy digital versions of the discussed Residents.
Progress and DLCs will be retained
It's worth mentioning that all purchased DLCs - regardless of whether we got them separately or in a bundle like Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition - will be transferred to the upgraded versions. This also applies to save file data - on the PS5 and XSX/S we will be able to continue the game from the moment we stopped it on the PS4 or XOne.
And what improvements await us in the next-gen versions of RE 2, 3 and VII? For now we know only what the Sony console release will offer - ray tracing, higher frame rates, 3D sound, and support for haptic vibrations and adaptive triggers of the DualSense controller. However, it's safe to assume that at least the first two improvements will also make their way to PC and XSX/S.