Capcom is notorious for rereleasing its old games. And the company isn’t stopping that anytime soon, as it just announced that it is putting out current-gen upgrades of both the Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes as well as 2017’s Resident Evil 7 on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. There’s no release date — they’re just scheduled for later in 2022 — but they will all be free upgrades for existing owners and will also come to the PC through an update.
These free upgrades will contain some new features like ray tracing (which Village also had), 3D audio support, and a “high frame rate,” but it’s unclear if that latter option means a 120 frames per second mode like Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition since the games already run at 60 frames per second. PS5 owners will also be able to experience the haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support.
Capcom did not reveal if PS5 players will be able to transfer their saves if they already played it on PS4, which was a feature in Village that allowed PS4 users to bring their progress to the PS5. Those on Xbox will be able to take advantage of Smart Delivery and PC owners are only seeing an update to the game they already have, meaning the transition will likely be seamless in both scenarios.
Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 are coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S with visual enhancements later this year!
Those who currently own these games on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be eligible for a digital upgrade at no additional cost. pic.twitter.com/MNPZcZBl7i
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) March 2, 2022
It’s unlikely that these ports will have any new content, but Capcom did not say either way. Capcom also didn’t show any footage of these upgrades in action, only releasing one screen shot of each game in the above tweet.
According to a few reports, this isn’t the only Resident Evil upgrade Capcom has planned. Multiple outlets have reported that the publisher is gearing up to announce a Resident Evil 4 remake that will scarier than the original.