Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 4 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 30. You may be wondering, "Hasn't this already happened?" No, that was Resident Evil 5, which launched on PS4 and Xbox One on June 28, 2016. You may already own the game, which has been released on GameCube, PlayStation 2, Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android, and PC (twice). If you don't, Capcom has you covered.
"One of the greatest video games of all time is coming soon to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Leon S. Kennedy's intense mission to save the President's daughter is a turning point in the 20-year-old horror franchise, and the title's arrival on modern consoles is the perfect opportunity for fans to remember why it has stood the test of time, or for the uninitiated to learn where all the accolades come from," said the company in a post on the Capcom Unity blog.
The Xbox One and PS4 version will include all previously released content, like Ada Wong's side story and the Mercenaries Mode. All the costumes? They're here. And if you beat it and decide you need to play it again, New Game Plus is around. I've purchased the game at least three times over the years, so what's another one for the pile?
Of course, the recent release of Resident Evil 5 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may give some potential buyers pause. Players of RE5 have reported frame rate drops and an issue where the second player is unable to manage their inventory or buy weapons while in splitscreen play. In the game's Versus, Survivors, or Team Survivors mode, players have also reported losing their primary weapon, leaving them mostly defenseless.
Capcom has been rather good about post-launch support for its recent ports though, so I'd hazard that most of the Resident Evil 5 problems will be fixed in time. It's also likely that the PS4 and Xbox One version of Resident Evil 4 are based on the 2014 PC Ultimate HD release. Capcom has ironed out most of the issues on that edition, outside of an audio desync issue related to performance problems.