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RE4 is a Quest 2 Exclusive. WTF Oculus?

Shakalakah
Level 3

Way to leave out your consumers who bought into the +800$ CV1 packages way back in 2016. THE game that changed the shape of Resident Evil, and your leaving out all the hardcore gamers who bought into high priced VR in it's infancy, looking for and waiting for an experience... such as... I dunno........ A FREAKING VR RESIDENT EVIL 4. What about the Rift S users as well? 

Why target only one audience inside of your wide market? Is it just cheaper this way? This will not force me to buy a Quest 2. My CV1 works perfectly fine, and my computer is more than capable of running any VR title. 

 

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PITTCANNA
Level 12

2016 is 2016, exclusives happen.  Honestly its the best thing for vr, the need to innovate often comes at a price, 

 

800 dollars back then with pc of 1500 dollars when it can be contained to a headset costing 299 and getting better performance of mid range pcvr.  it is progress.

Shadowmask72
Level 16

I am not a fan of VR exclusives either. I am of the view it's like having an exclusive game for X brand of TV or monitor. That said, I fully understand the reasons behind this and fair play to Oculus who now have shown Capcom the potential numbers the Quest 2 brings to the table which has allowed them to take the plunge. Therefore it shows that for all the talk about RE 7 the numbers were simply not there. PCVR is just niche within niche. 



System Specs: ASUS NVIDIA RTX 3090 TUF GAMING OC 24GB , i9 9900K CPU, 16 GB DDR 4 RAM, Win 10 64 Bit OS.

2016 is 2016.  Yes exclusives do happen. That was wildly informative, thank you so much!

This isn't like Sony, owning the rights to Spider-Man, resulting in only being able to play the recent Spider-man games on a PS4 or PS5. 

RuneSR2
Level 16

Cheer up - and it's not a Quest 2 exclusive - it's just old low-poly wine in a new Quest bottle - RE4 has been available since the dawn of time on many platforms. If RE4 was a Quest 2 exclusive, the games would only be available on that specific platform. Just play the pancake version if you feel like it. It'll run in about 2000 fps using a modern RTX 3080 - maybe more 😂 

 

Now, if RE8 was a Quest 2 Oculus Link exclusive that would be another case, lol - but who cares about a 15 year old game, been there, done that - as some say 😉 

 

I did play RE4 long ago - not going back, but After the Fall looks great and I'm still not done with Saints & Sinners. 

 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/751630/After_the_Fall/

 

Even Half-Life 2 looks extremely dated today - never thought that would happen - had to give up on Episode 2, graphics were simply just too bad. I have little interest in replaying old 3D games.  Let sleeping dogs lie 😉

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"


@RuneSR2 wrote:

Cheer up - and it's not a Quest 2 exclusive - it's just old low-poly wine in a new Quest bottle - RE4 has been available since the dawn of time on many platforms. If RE4 was a Quest 2 exclusive, the games would only be available on that specific platform. Just play the pancake version if you feel like it. It'll run in about 2000 fps using a modern RTX 3080


You haven't played RE4 nor tried Quest 2, yet you attempt to dismiss it out of hand. A bit pointless.

 

Playing the pancake version lacks "immersion" that only VR can provide Being immersed in any game, even old classics, is amazing. But that is something that only a VR Enthusiast can understand and appreciate.

 

Citing running pancake games at 2000 FPS on a 3080 only appeals to gaming enthusiasts, not VR Enthusiasts.

 

Quest 2 owners are VR Enthusiasts, and anyone upset about RE4 being a Quest 2 exclusive is clearly a VR Enthusiast as well. I understand why the OP would be upset, since the OP is clearly a VR Enthusiast and understands the amazing value of bringing RE4 to VR.

 

Zenbane
Level 16

@Shakalakah wrote:

Way to leave out your consumers who bought into the +800$ CV1 packages way back in 2016. THE game that changed the shape of Resident Evil, and your leaving out all the hardcore gamers who bought into high priced VR in it's infancy, looking for and waiting for an experience... such as... I dunno........ A FREAKING VR RESIDENT EVIL 4. What about the Rift S users as well? 


 

As an owner of Rift CV1, GO, and both Quest 1 & 2, I can certainly understand your frustration. If I had the choice, I would rather purchase RE4 on Oculus PCVR and play it with Quest 2 via Link. Having it just on Quest's stand-alone platform isn't ideal.

 

My hope is that Oculus will eventually release it for their PCVR (Rift) platform soon after.

 

I think that their goal is to market more sales for Quest 2. And I suspect that "timing" is an important factor here. The Quest's stand-alone platform is not identical to the Rift's PCVR platform. So it would make sense that - in order to get a release out in a reasonable timeframe - Oculus had to choose which platform they wanted Capcom to work on first. I doubt Capcom could work on both simultaneously; at least not without a much higher cost and a much longer release date.

 

The way I see it: Oculus paid for Quest's platform first. And, depending on its success, will likely pay for the Rift's platform next.

 

We can hope!