With the rising interest of both developers and players in the new experience of virtual reality gaming, Capcom recently announced that the company will be strongly focusing on the rising VR market, with their Development Division 1 teamthe people behind the successful Resident Evil franchisethe main department in charge of the technology.
“At present, we are focusing our energy on challenging the virtual reality (VR) game market,” Capcom said in its Integrated Report 2015 report. “In this terrifying world, you can twist and turn as you like, but there’s no escaping the creatures closing in on you…until you remove your VR headset and return to reality, that is.”
With that, the company is currently working to bring VR games to their fans and players, all the while keeping the console games development going.
“We delivered this very experienced [sic] with our ‘Kitchen’ VR technical demo at E3 2015,” the report continued. “The response was excellent. Currently, we are building a new game development engine able to support VR, which is the hottest market right now, while simultaneously developing titles for current game consoles. We have just set sail on our latest voyage.”
Also known as “H” of Capcom R&D Division 1, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi previously announced via a video posted over the official Resident Evil YouTube channel that Resident Evil 2 will be remade.
“We’re pleased to confirm that Resident Evil 2 has been approved for development,” a Capcom representative said in a statement provided to VideoGamer.
Originally launched for the PS1 system back in 1998, Resident Evil 2 tells the story of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, as they attempt to survive and eventually escape Raccoon City, a place now filled by zombies. The game also had a PC, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast and GameCube versions.
Whether or not the remake will support VR is unknown as of the moment.