Apple recently announced the release of the iPhone 15 Pro version of the highly anticipated Resident Evil 4 remake. However, fans of the game may be surprised to find that they will have to pay full console game prices to experience it on their mobile devices.
According to information found in the Resident Evil 4 App Store listing, the base game will cost $59.99 when it is released later this year. This is the same launch price as the game’s debut on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X in March. In addition to the base game, an extra DLC pack will be available for $19.99, along with in-app purchases for weapon upgrades ranging from $2.99 to $9.99.
Capcom, the developer of the game, has not announced an official release date yet. The December 31st date listed on the App Store is just a placeholder. However, preorders for the game are currently available, and it is expected to launch before the end of 2023.
The price of Resident Evil 4 may seem steep compared to traditional mobile games or free-to-play ports. However, Apple is emphasizing the capabilities of the iPhone 15 Pro, which is capable of running a console game at console-level performance. Considering this, paying console prices for a mobile game doesn’t feel unreasonable if it lives up to expectations.
To allow players to test the game’s performance before committing to a purchase, Apple will offer limited content from the base game for free. Additionally, the Resident Evil 4 remake will support universal purchase, which means that customers who buy it for the iPhone 15 Pro, an iPad, or a MacBook equipped with an M1 chip (or later) will be able to play it across all three devices without needing to repurchase the game.
In summary, the announcement of the iPhone 15 Pro version of Resident Evil 4 comes with a price tag that matches the console version. While some may find it expensive for a mobile game, Apple is confident that the performance of the iPhone 15 Pro justifies the price. With limited free content available for testing and the option for universal purchase, players can fully enjoy the game on multiple devices without any additional cost.