Resident Evil Village PSVR2 vs. PS5 Comparison: Is There A Downgrade?
Capcom’s survival horror game, Resident Evil Village, is now available for the PSVR2, and if you’re wondering how it compares to the PS5 version, read ahead.
In terms of resolution, the PS5 version runs at a checkerboard 4K, and the scaling technique is well-implemented here, resulting in good image quality. It’s difficulty to say what resolution the PSVR2 version operates at, especially with foveated rendering in place. When there is little to no camera movement, the image quality is perceptibly crisp, resolving the detail seen in its non-VR counterpart. However, due to the use of reprojection, when moving your head around, the VR version suffers from noticeable double imaging/ghosting. There’s a noticeable degree of motion blur along the edges of environmental objects, which hurts the overall image quality in motion.
In terms of frame rate, the PS5 version targets a frame rate of 60fps, though performance can dip into the low 50s in stressful areas. Meanwhile, much like the PS5 version, the PSVR2 version of Resident Evil Village also targets a frame rate of 60fps internally, However, it uses a reprojection algorithm to project the frame rate to a 120Hz output.
While both versions of Resident Evil Village look similar, the PSVR2 version offers a far greater sense of immersion and spacial awareness over the PS5 version. The enhanced depth in scenery allows the visual presentation to appear more life-like and believable.
On the whole, despite the blurring/ghosting issues related to the PSVR2’s reprojection technique, it’s the VR version that delivers the far superior and more immersive experience compared to the flat screen PS5 version of Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil Village is a 2021 survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. It is the sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017). Players assume control of Ethan Winters, who travels to a village full of mutant creatures in search of his kidnapped daughter. Players scavenge the environment for items and manage resources in Village, which retains the survival horror aspects of previous Resident Evil games. It does, however, add more action-oriented gameplay with more enemies and a greater focus on combat.