There is much hype and great anticipation for Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and many already believe that the game itself will be able to deliver a horrific experience just based on the released demos. But the question now is, will the VR gameplay be great or will it be horrific as well.
Horror and Sickness
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is set to launch on the latest next generation of consoles. The game will be playable in both normal TV and controller, and will be also available for VR. The problem is that some early testers have complained that the VR gameplay of the game is frankly quite nauseating.
During the E3 VR demos, several guests who got the chance to play the game on VR found the experience quite disorienting. It seems that the combination being able to move your head along with the analog stick?s movements can make players feel sick.
The problem doesn?t just end at E3. The problem appears to have persisted until the recent Tokyo Game Show. Some guests who were able to try out the latest VR version of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard also found the game to be quite disorienting in VR.
Improvements on the Way
Not everything is bad though. It?s important to note that Capcom apparently had adjusted the game?s camera dynamic in order to help address the issue. The problem still persists but at least it has lessened.
With the recent Resident Evil 7 Biohazard TGS VR demo, players need to rely more on the head movement to look around, instead of the conventional right analog stick. The right analog stick now serves to rotate the camera left and right by small margins. It’s estimated to be at around 15 to 30 degrees.
The new VR camera changes may make the VR experience of the game more comfortable. But that new comfort comes at the price of being able to navigate better. It may be harder to navigate around the derelict plantation with the new camera setup.
As of this time, the final VR gameplay of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is still questionable. It may change again before the game is launched in January. It might be possible that Capcom may throw in new control set ups to the game.
One of the longest Resident Evil developers, Jun Takeuchi explained that their team is still testing things out on the Playstation VR. Hopefully they can manage something great for the VR experience just before launch.