Xbox series upgrade for Resident Evil is out now

Just as promised by Capcom earlier this year, Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 3 Remake all got an upgrade each for Xbox Series consoles and they’re live now. The upgrades bring a whole bevy of new generation improvements at no additional cost.

The update promises improved framerates, ray tracing and 3D audio. According to Capcom, “these three masterpieces developed using the RE engine” feature “an enhanced gameplay experience.” And thanks to Smart Delivery, you will receive a prompt to update to this new version if you already own the Xbox One version.

Capcom has also pledged that any save game data players have from the previous version of Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake and Resident Evil 7 will carry over into the versions with the Xbox Series upgrade. I honestly don’t know why that needs saying, as that’s been the case for most Xbox games, particularly those that take part in Smart Delivery, but hey I just report these things, I don’t say them.

Resident Evil Xbox upgrade

Personally, I’m excited. While I do have Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 3 Remake on Steam, I’ve never actually finished the games so I’m eager to make a definitive playthrough on these shiny new versions on Xbox Series X.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, and the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 and are all available for purchase on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles. The most recent Resident Evil installment, 2021’s Resident Evil Village is also available for Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles.

In other Resident Evil news, Capcom recently confirmed the existence of a remake of Resident Evil 4, which is scheduled for release on March 24, 2023 exclusively for new gen consoles such as Xbox Series X|S and for PC.

It was also announced at this morning’s Capcom Showcase that Resident Evil Village will be getting a number of updates such as a third-person mode for the main story, new characters for the game’s Mercenaries mode and an all new story pack called “Shadows of Rose” which stars Ethan Winters’ daughter and picks up many years after the events of the main story.