Capcom is back with Resident Evil 8 and with a demo. It runs at native 4K at 60 FPS with the addition of ray-tracing on PS5.
Resident Evil 8 Demo is very promising
Yesterday, Capcom held a Resident Evil Showcase online. They came up with some new and interesting information. They also confirmed that there will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive demo of Resident Evil 8. This demo is available to download now and it is apparently quite short, clocking in just under 20 minutes. It does show the technical capabilities of RE Engine on the PS5.
Resident Evil 8 Maiden Demo runs at native 4K at 60 FPS. Unfortunately, this is not locked 60 FPS and the frame rate can drop at times going as low as 50 FPS especially when there are enemies on screen. But there is no combat in the demo, it is hard to determine how stressful the engine can get on the PS5, but the final game is likely going to settle on a dynamic 4K resolution as posted by the official PlayStation website.
The demo of Resident Evil 8 also supports ray tracing. So we can say that the RE Engine is quite successful. Rather than that, the game also runs at 4K resolution. We can say that specs are quite promising for the next-generation consoles. But there is a catch; in the demo, you cannot go into combat. So what we are guessing is that the resolution will likely drop on the final version of the game. But they will do it to maintain the 60 FPS cap.
This will be the first time we are going to see the RE Engine in a first-person game on the PS5. While Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition uses the same engine and offers a ray-tracing mode, Resident Evil 7 was never updated to add native PS5 support. It runs at a checkerboard 4K resolution but with the same 60 FPS performance on the PS4 Pro.
Resident Evil 8 will be out on May 7, 2021, for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. You can watch the FPS test below: