The VR & Motion Controls Mod Makes Resident Evil Village More Creepier
Praydog has released a virtual reality and motion controls hack for Resident Evil Village, making the game extremely scarier
The eighth mainstream Resident Evil title lacked virtual reality functionality but exceeded expectations in other ways. RE Village takes place after the events of 2017's critically acclaimed RE7, once again putting players in the shoes of Ethan Winters. Instead of meticulously navigating a wild Louisiana property, Ethan finds himself visiting a secluded town in Eastern Europe. Vampires, werewolf-like monsters, and a slew of other gothic horrors stalk the secluded community, making for an encounter unlike any other in previous Resident Evil games.
Praydog, a PC modder, just published a new Resident Evil Town mod on GitHub (via Wccftech), allowing players to experience the horrors of the secluded village in VR. The build in question also supports motion control, including hand-tracking, physical melee assaults, roomscale mobility in which Ethan moves with the headset, and physical weapon pointing. The VR and motion control mod was tested by Eurogamer in the accompanying gameplay video, which shows how much creepier RE Village can be with a few accessories tossed in.
Many exciting virtual reality experiences appear to be centered on horror games. Given the great response to the VR versions of Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 4, it's no wonder that RE Village appears to have transitioned well to the more immersive manner of play. Hopefully, Capcom will incorporate VR to the latest RE title in an official capacity at some point.
It remains to be seen whether Capcom will ever release VR compatibility for Resident Evil Village, but developers do have something else in the works in terms of additional content. During an E3 2021 presentation, the publisher acknowledged as much, enticing fans with news that its own team has begun production on post-launch RE Village DLC. There is currently no specific information concerning the add-on.