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Resident Evil team creating VR game at Capcom

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The Resident Evil development team at Capcom has confirmed it is "focusing" on virtual reality game projects.

One of Capcom's flagship in-house development teams is now entirely focused on creating VR games, slowing down its other game creations.

In Capcom's latest annual Integrated Report as reported by Polygon, the company details that its Division 1 team, which handles development of titles including the Resident Evil series, is now concentrating on virtual reality.

"We are focusing our energy on challenging the virtual reality game market," said Division 1's Jun Takeuchi in teh report. He added that VR is "the hottest market right now".

Takeuchi also started that Division 1 is "building a new game development engine able to support VR."

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A demonstration of such a Capcom developed experience has already been on show via Sony's PlayStation VR – previously known as the Project Morpheus.

Called Kitchen, the demo debuted at E3 2015 back in June, and is pretty terrifying. We can certainly vouch for that.

Sadly, the report doesn't go into detail about the types of projects in the pipeline, but according to Takeuchi, a horror game could certainly be a good fit for VR.

"An unmatched horror experience making use of the immersive experinece only possible with a VR headset" is a possible title, says Takeuchi.

Division 1 has assured gamers that production of VR titles will happen "while simultaneously developing titles for current game consoles".

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