On Twitter, Capcom announces that Resident Evil 7 on PlayStation 4 Pro will have console exclusive features, such as 4K resolution graphics and HDR support.
Even though Resident Evil VII is a multi-platform game that will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One when it releases next January, the definitive version of the game definitely seems to be on PlayStation. More specifically, those that want the most out of their Resident Evil VII experience will want to pick up a PS4 Pro to play the game.
Capcom announced on Twitter that Resident Evil VII will support 4K resolution and HDR when played on PS4 Pro. It’s unclear if the game will support 4K on powerful computers or the Xbox One S as well, but for now, PS4 Pro is the only platform confirmed to support it.
Resident Evil VII may support 4K resolution when played on a PS4 Pro, but it remains to be seen if its performance will be improved in other areas as well. It’s technically possible for games on PS4 Pro to allow for a faster frame rate than games played on a regular PS4, but so far, most games seem to be aiming for the same frame rate across all platforms. Unless Capcom states otherwise, fans should expect Resident Evil VII to follow suit.
Of course, Resident Evil VII on PS4 Pro is the definitive version of the game for other reasons as well. Sharper visuals notwithstanding, perhaps the main reason why one would want to pick up Resident Evil VII for PS4 and PS4 Pro over other versions of the game is its PlayStation VR support, as the game doesn’t seem to support virtual reality on PC or Xbox.
Resident Evil VII‘s PlayStation VR support was a major focus of the game’s appearance during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference earlier this year. It is arguably the highest profile VR game on the horizon, and Sony is counting on its VR experience being compelling enough to sell more PS4 owners on the potential of Sony’s PlayStation VR headset. Whether or not it will accomplish this remains to be seen, but having the brand power of Resident Evil certainly won’t hurt PS VR’s chances of being the top VR headset.
Since the Resident Evil franchise began on the original PlayStation, Capcom favoring the PlayStation brand so heavily with Resident Evil VII is somewhat fitting. Xbox and PC gamers may feel left out, but Capcom could still bring virtual reality support and 4K resolution to the game for those platforms at some point in the future.
Resident Evil VII will release on January 24th, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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