Resident Evil Village Will Have Almost No Load Times On PS5, Supports 4K With Ray Tracing

Some new details about the upcoming Resident Evil Village have surfaced on the game's PlayStation Store page.


Resident Evil Village--the follow-up to the much-acclaimed Resident Evil 7--still doesn't have a firm release date, but we do have some new details on the game from its new PlayStation Store page. Village will support many of the PlayStation 5's new features, particularly its native solid-state drive for fast load times and the adaptive triggers on the DualSense controller.

The page reiterates several aspects of Village that we already knew: That it stars Ethan Winters, the protagonist of Resident Evil 7, and is set a few years after Ethan and his wife Mia escaped from the horrors of the bayou. It also notes that Village will support 4K with HDR and ray tracing, as well as the PS5's Tempest 3D AudioTech, which will likely serve to enhance the horror atmosphere of the game. As mentioned above, the PS5's solid-state drive will apparently remove much in the way of loading screens too.

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Perennial RE favorite Chris Redfield will also make an appearance in Village, just like in Resident Evil 7. However, it appears that he will play a much larger role in this follow-up, and his goals are still unknown.

Resident Evil Village is set for a May 7 release on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. The overall design of Village will abandon the cramped corridors of 7's single house for a wide, non-linear environment.

For more about how Resident Evil Village stacks up, be sure to read our review. And if you picked up Resident Evil Village, then be sure to check out our guides roundup, which includes our spoiler-free walkthrough, essential beginner's tips, treasure guide, and more. Otherwise, read up on why you should start the game on hardcore difficulty.

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