Resident Evil 2, 3 and 7 to get free PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades in 2022


The Resident Evil franchise is one of the biggest in gaming, and Capcom’s best-selling one after its Monster Hunter series.

The latest game in the series is the Resident Evil 3 remake, which hit consoles and PC back in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was already in full swing.

The game was something of a disappointment when compared to the Resident Evil 2 remake, though, but still solid enough to please fans of the series (plus, protagonist Jill Valentine sure is one of the sexiest video game characters around too…).

Prior to the remakes there was Resident Evil 7, which was something of a revolution for the series due to the switch to a first-person perspective. It also introduced the character of Ethan Winters, who also appeared in the more recent Resident Evil Village last year. It’s also Capcom’s best-selling Resident Evil game to date as well.

It’s not surprising then, that Resident Evil 7 and the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes are getting free upgrades for next-generation consoles. That’s right, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S owners who own these games on PS4 or Xbox One “will be eligible for a digital upgrade at no additional cost” as Capcom said in a tweet (via Eurogamer) earlier this month.

Capcom says the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of these Resident Evil games will be coming later in 2022, and will feature “visual enhancements”. These enhancements include higher frame rates, ray tracing and 3D audio according to Eurogamer.

It’s a great thing for Resident Evil fans and those who enjoyed Resident Evil 7 and the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes and were planning to replay them, or those yet to play the games, as these are some of the best examples of the survival horror genre, no doubt.

Looking forward to the future, though, Capcom might be getting ready to announce the next Resident Evil game, which will almost certainly be a remake of Resident Evil 4. The 2005 game is widely considered the best entry in the series to date. Something to look forward to for sure, even if the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Resident Evil 7 and the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes will surely be keeping plenty of people busy this year.