Resident Evil Village VR Mode Director Kazuhiro Takahara told UploadVR that a “very large majority” of PSVR 2 owners have tried out Resident Evil Village in VR mode.
In an excerpt from a Q&A to be published this weekend, we asked Capcom’s Kazuhiro Takahara, Director on resident evil Village VR mode, if he could give any indication of how successful the game’s VR mode has been or how much PlayStation VR2 players have been trying out the mode since launch.
“I can’t share exact numbers,” said Takahara, “but I’ve heard that a very large majority of PS VR2 owners have played Resident Evil Village in VR.”
This is in line with what you might expect, as Village was one of the headset’s most talked-about launch games and an existing PS5 title that many new PSVR 2 users may have owned before getting the headset. That said, there’s no indication of how long those users have been playing either – it’s unlikely they’ve all completed the campaign and many may have spent an hour or two trying it out in VR mode.
Analyst firm IDC (international data society) told Bloomberg that Sony’s “probably “only sold about 270,000 PSVR 2 units between launch and end of March. That said, we also posed the question of whether Sony is just getting started with PSVR 2.
Headset sales aside, PSVR 2 was released with a pretty strong launch lineup and Resident Evil Village was among our top picks. In our judgementwe called it one stunning and captivating horror shooterwho praises the clever adjustments made to translate the game to VR and the satisfying gunfights.
Stay tuned for our full Q&A with Kazuhiro Takahara later this weekend, where we discuss the challenges of Village’s VR mode development, future plans for the series in VR, and more.