Resident Evil 2 & 3 Remakes, and 7 Biohazard Getting Free Next-Gen Upgrade This Year

Resident Evil Free Next-Gen Upgrade
Resident Evil Free Next-Gen Upgrade Capcom

Resident Evil fans will soon have a very good reason to replay some of the recent RE games. The developer and publisher of the franchise, Capcom, announced yesterday that three of its past-gen Resident Evil games will receive free next-gen upgrades.

Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Resident Evil 2 Remake, 3 Remake, and 7 Biohazard are getting a proper port for the new consoles. The next-gen upgrades will arrive later this year and will be free for existing owners. It will also be available for PC users at no additional cost.

The upgrade will bring tons of new features and improvements. However, no new gameplay content will be added. The confirmed improvements are ray tracing, high frame rate, and 3D audio. PlayStation 5 players will also get Adaptive Triggers and Haptic Feedback support for DualSense controllers. More information about it will be revealed later.

About the Games

Resident Evil 2 Remake was released on all major platforms three years ago. The title received critical reception from both fans and critics. Many hailed it as a faithful remake of the original title, which was released in 1998.

Resident Evil 3 Remake was released one year after RE2 Remake. Unlike its predecessor, RE3R didn’t receive universal acclaim as many considered it a step down. The game wasn’t very long for its $60 price tag either. It was also missing several sections from the 1999 original game like the Clock Tower. Capcom had to bundle the title with Resident Evil: Resistance, a multiplayer-only game.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard brought much-needed life to the franchise. The game was released back in 2017 and is considered a soft reboot. The title emphasized the horror element of the game and forgoes the COD -type over-the-top action. The game received critical reception from both fans and critics. It spawned a sequel, RE: Village, which was released last year.

The recent announcement doesn’t say anything about the highly-rumored Resident Evil 4 Remake. I guess we will have to wait for more information about it.

So what do you think? Are you interested in the next-gen upgrade? Have you played any of the Resident Evil games before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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