Resident Evil 4 Remake It is one of the last AAA games that the PlayStation 4 received, in the year the platform will complete ten years, and with its successor, the PlayStation 5, already more than consecrated.
capcom didn’t want to leave out the more than 110 million PS4 users, many of whom haven’t switched to the PS5 yet, and since the same day we have an “old-gen” version of Resident Evil 4, which is also the only one on consoles old ones: no xbox one version.
But is it worth it? Should PS4 users play this version of Resident Evil 4 or wait until they have a PS5 or Xbox Series X to play it?
The answer is subjective, because although this version is perfectly playable, a technical analysis of Resident Evil 4 shows that this version have more commitments than desired…
Technical analysis of Resident Evil 4 on PS4
Resident Evil 4 Remake – PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S vs PS4/Pro – All consoles tested
The analysis of Digital Casting of the PS4 version of Resident Evil 4 is benevolent and positive, describing it as an impressive achievement and that, overall, everything looks as it should in an already impressive game.
However, upon closer inspection, you’ll see a number of details that might put you off the experience. Texture resolution has been cut, and some may take up to 10 seconds to load.
O ray in some scenes it also seems to have been cut, causing some scenes to lose some of the atmosphere that we see in the other versions. Mention other details, such as that some light sources don’t cast shadows or that vegetation is static.
the resolution is 1600×900 on regular PS4. On PS4 Pro, in resolution mode it reaches 4K, but with the same graphical absences mentioned earlier.
But is it playable? On PS4 it’s around 35 and 50 fpsresulting in a very choppy experience.
In professional ps4 You can choose two modes, and performance mode reaches 60fps, but in resolution mode, PS4 Pro performance is worse than original model, around 30 fps and dropping to 20 on some occasions.
Are they recommended? According to Digital Foundry, the PS4 versions have a lot of technical compromises, but they are playable and are attractive on their own. This is NOT the case for Cyberpunk 2077, especially given the circumstances (this PS4 RE4 version was confirmed almost “at the last minute”, because it would be current-gen exclusive, as Resident Evil Village did two years ago).
But since this is a remake of a game you’ve probably played before, and it’s not that old, the fun of the remake, in our opinion, is seeing it in the best possible light.
Resident Evil 4 Remake Gets Free PS4 to PS5 Update
In the end, the final argument for whether Resident Evil 4 Remake on PS4 is worth it is whether it has free update for ps5. And the answer is Yesjust like it happened (retroactively) with Resident Evil 2, RE3 and RE7.
So if you have PS4 there is no reason for you to deprive yourself of enjoying Resident Evil 4 Remakeeven if it’s not the best version ever, even if you plan to buy a PS5 in the future: you can upgrade to the next gen version for free with your new console and enjoy it again with better graphics.