Resident Evil 7 on PS5 – how to upgrade for free

resident evil 7 on ps5 upgrade free

How do you upgrade Resident Evil 7 on PS5? More than five years after the game’s original launch, Capcom has reanimated its swampy survival horror hit. If you’re a fan of the genre then, chances are, you already own a copy of Resident Evil 7, which entitles you to a free PS5 upgrade.

During the Capcom summer showcase event, it announced a trio of updated Resident Evil titles for current-gen consoles. These include Resident Evil 2, as well as Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 7 – according to the Official PlayStation Blog “these upgrades include features such as ray traced visuals, 3D Audio and DualSense wireless controller support that will offer deeper levels of immersion”.

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This is the perfect excuse to dive back into Resi 7 and its bonus content. Don’t worry about losing your PS4 progress either as you can simply import your old save data!

Upgrade Resident Evil 7 on disc

  1. Sign into your PSN account on PS5
  2. Insert the PS4 disc of Resident Evil 7
  3. Open the Resident Evil 7 game hub and find the upgrade offer
  4. Select Download
  5. You can now download the PS5 version of the game, but will need the PS4 disc inserted in order to play

Below we show an identical disc upgrade process for Resident Evil 2.

resident evil 2 on ps5 free upgrade

Upgrade the digital version of Resident Evil 7

  1. Sign into your PSN account on PS5
  2. Find Resident Evil 7 in the PlayStation Store or find the game hub in your game library
  3. Open the Resident Evil 7 game hub and find the upgrade offer
  4. Select Download or Add to Library
  5. You can now download the PS5 version of the game and play

After the series’ divisive sixth mainline instalment, Capcom took a breather before returning to its survival horror roots in Resident Evil 7. Although far from perfect (the final act lets it down) this marked a positive change in direction for one of gaming’s most beloved franchises. Here’s what we said in our Resident Evil 7 review.

For them to successfully steer one of their flagships back on track, Capcom has done what many thought was unthinkable. It was less than twelve months ago that the publisher released Umbrella Corps, at which point I – and no doubt many others – were ready to call time on the series. Resident Evil 7 definitely has a handful of weak points, but it’s by far the best AAA survival horror game we’ve seen in quite some time.

What’s new in the world of Resident Evil? Capcom just revealed a new expansion – Shadows of Rose – for RE8 that includes new story content as well as a third person mode and a playable Lady Dimitrescu. We also learned that the multiplayer-focused Re:Verse will be launching in October with a Resident Evil 4 remake also in the pipeline for 2023.

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