Publisher Capcom revealed Monday during a live stream that Resident Evil 7 biohazard, as well as the previous remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, are now available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Players who have already purchased one of the three on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will receive a free upgrade.
Capcom shadow dropped the long-awaited next-gen versions of Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Resident Evil 7 at its not-E3 event earlier today. The focus of these updates is on bringing the games to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X natively, but the PC is also receiving some love, with recently released Steam patches adding ray tracing functionality to all three games.
On the PS5 and Xbox Series X, the current-generation console updates for the three Resident Evil games will have 4K resolution visuals, faster frame rates, and ray tracing, as well as a 3D audio support. The improved haptic feedback of the DualSense controller will be used in the PlayStation 5 versions. Additionally, owners of that game will be able to download a free patch that will bring the same changes to their PC.
Resident Evil 2, a remake of the 1998 game of the same name, was released in January 2019 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. Resident Evil 3, a remake of 1999 original, was released in April 2020 on the same platforms. Both games include huge, unstoppable bad guys (Mr. X in RE2; Nemesis in RE3), which have generated a cottage industry of amusing substitute mods.
Resident Evil 7 biohazard was the first full-length game to employ Capcom's RE Engine, which was released in 2017. It's also the first Resident Evil game to have a completely first-person viewpoint.
The system requirements for all three games have altered as a result of these changes, which is terrible news for anyone running a version of Windows older than 10. If you've been playing contemporary Resident Evil titles on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you'll want to skip this latest update because support for those operating systems has ended.
Meanwhile, DirectX 12 is required, with version 11 no longer supported, and the minimum GPU requirement for a GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon R7 260x has been raised to a GTX 960 / RX 460.