Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 3 remake are all getting updates for the latest generation of consoles including Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Players who already own any of these games on the Xbox One will be eligible for a digital upgrade to their Xbox Series X|S at no additional cost. Similar updates will be released for PC players at no additional cost once the console editions receive their upgrades.
The graphical update to the games will feature improved framerates, ray tracing and 3D audio. Capcom has not provided an exact date for when these updates will arrive and could only confirm that they will be arriving within the year. No word as to whether these updates will be released incrementally, per title or all at once on the same day either.
The past few years of Resident Evil gave us games that look damn beautiful even on previous generation consoles, but these updates will hopefully make for some welcome improvements to the experience on the latest generation of hardware.
As for the future of the Resident Evil series, Capcom remains tight-lipped about what’s currently in development much to the disappointment of survival horror fans. There’s been some suggestion that Lady Dimitrescu could return in some capacity and rumors of a Resident Evil 4 remake in the works that could be revealed this year, but for now they’re all just rumors.
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Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Village are all available for purchase on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles. Resident Evil 7 biohazard is also on Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass and streamable via Xbox Cloud Gaming.