Three Resident Evil games are getting official ray tracing patches
Capcom today announced next-gen versions of three recent Resident Evil games: Resident Evil 7, as well as recent remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. Coming later in 2022, the updated versions are designed to upgrade games. with the Xbox Series X and PS5, but PC will also receive a patch adding official support for ray tracing, among other things.
These “other things” include support for 3D audio, as well as “high frame rates”, which probably doesn’t mean much to PC users, since all three games already support unlocked frame rates. Still, it will be nice to get official ray-tracing support, although mods already exist for Resident Evil 2 and 7. Capcom has yet to reveal much about the extent of ray-tracing, although the screenshots suggest prettier reflections.
These are definitely worth playing, by the way, with the possible exception of the “extremely shallow“Resident Evil 3. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was a reimagining for the series, marking the first numbered episode played from a first-person perspective. It was also a very emphatic return to horror after the series veered into flamboyant action with Resident Evil 6 (widely abhorred, although he has his fans).
This year promises to be busy for the series. We’ll likely hear more about the much-rumoured Resident Evil 4 Remake, and if we’re lucky, it might even release in 2022. The recent Resident Evil 4 VR port will also get the Mercenaries multiplayer mode Later this year.
Here are some screenshots provided by Capcom: