Capcom is among the first main videogame publishers to dive head-first into virtual reality (VR), with the just lately launched Resident Evil 7 biohazard absolutely playable on the PlayStation VR head-mounted show (HMD). The revelation that a substantial amount of players had performed in VR, regardless of the problem in buying the HMD at current, appears to have instilled religion within the new medium, as Capcom has declared their intentions to spend money on extra VR content material.
Revealed as a part of a press launch revealing the corporate’s monetary outcomes for the 9 month interval ending December 2016, Capcom addressed the success of massive titles reminiscent of Dead Rising four and, in fact, Resident Evil 7 biohazard, whereas stating that spin-off titles reminiscent of Monster Hunter Stories acquired a ‘soft’ reception by comparability.
This info is accessible publicly, nevertheless Capcom has additionally said an intention to focus extra on VR content material with the objective of making a brand new market. Not solely does this imply utilising its inner VR engine additional, but in addition the corporate has undergone some reorganisation to accommodate the transition. According to VG24/7, the corporate is assured within the transfer thanks to the “successive releases of VR devices that are highly compatible with games.”
What is coming to VR subsequent from Capcom stays to be seen, nevertheless Resident Evil 7 biohazard’s VR compatibility stays exclusive to the PlayStation VR until January 2018, so bets are on that we’ll see one thing new at this yr’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, in June. VRFocus will in fact maintain you up to date with all the newest particulars.
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