Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard are getting next-gen versions later this year. The survival horror games will be free to players who already own the games on PS4 and Xbox One. In addition, PC gamers will be pleased to hear upgraded patches of the games will be available at no additional cost when the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions launch. The exciting news broke via a tweet from the official Resident Evil account.
The Resident Evil franchise has experienced a longevity that few other games have and is credited with defining and popularizing the survival horror genre. The first title in the series originally launched more than 25 years ago in 1996, with the sequel following in 1998. Resident Evil 2 was released as a remake in 2019 and this next-gen version will see it upgraded again for modern consoles.
The upgraded release of Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 won’t be the first time the franchise has made its way to next-gen consoles. Resident Evil Village was the first game in the horror series to debut on PS5, launching to glowing reviews. The success of Village has clearly given Capcom the confidence that Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 shouldn’t be left behind in the previous generation of consoles. Something fans of the franchise will certainly appreciate.
Unfortunately, Capcom did not disclose a release date for the next-gen versions of Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 coming to Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC, but they have promised it will happen this year. Developers have said all three games will be getting “visual enhancements” which are sure to look great on the current generation of consoles. Especially if Resident Evil Village is anything to go by as it has been praised for its top-tier graphics.
Stay tuned for the release date announcement and until then, the last-gen versions of Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 are currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.