Capcom has released the second demo for Resident Evil Village giving us an early glimpse at the final game on the PS4 and PS5.
When Resident Evil Village was first announced, it was exclusive to the current-generation consoles, however, it was later revealed that the game will also release on PS4 and Xbox One. One of the benefits of the current-generation version is the incredibly fast load time and this is evident in the demo.
The latest technical analysis of the demo reveals how much of a difference the load times can make in the game. For starters, the demo can take just 3 seconds to load on the PS5, but roughly 30 seconds on the PS4 and PS4 Pro.
Another advantage of the PS5 version is the ray-tracing that is used for reflections. This can be seen in the Castle demo where the floors reflect well on the PS5 but appear to be poorly reflected on the PS4 and Pro. PS5 also supports 3D audio, haptic feedback, and adaptive triggers. They are used to simulate the feeling of firing a real gun with haptic feedback and feel the weight and pull of weapon triggers for an even more immersive experience.
Capcom had promised two different demos, one focused on the Village and the other on the castle of Lady Dimitrescu. The second demo is available now and can be downloaded through the PlayStation Store.
In addition to supporting ray-tracing, the PS5 version runs at a checkerboard 4K resolution and supports 60 FPS in addition to the ray-tracing implementation. It manages to hold this frame rate well aside from minor dips, which is why Capcom labeled the ray-tracing 4K mode as 45 FPS while in reality, it is closer to 60 FPS.
Resident Evil Village will be out on May 7, 2021, for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.