The upcoming iPhone 15 Pro version of the highly anticipated video game remake, Resident Evil 4, will be priced similarly to console games. The base game will cost $59.99, the same as its PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X versions released earlier this year. Additionally, players can purchase extra downloadable content (DLC) for $19.99, as well as in-app weapon upgrades ranging from $2.99 to $9.99. Although Capcom, the game’s developer, hasn’t provided an official release date, preorders are currently available, and it is expected to launch before the end of 2023.
Although the price may appear high compared to typical mobile games or free-to-play adaptations, Apple emphasizes the console-level performance capabilities of the iPhone 15 Pro. With the device designed to deliver an immersive gaming experience, paying console game prices becomes more reasonable. Apple asserts that if the game meets expectations, the cost justifies the exceptional gameplay users can achieve on their iPhones.
To offer a glimpse into the game’s performance, a certain portion of the base game will be available to play for free, allowing users to assess its performance before making a purchase. Additionally, the Resident Evil 4 remake will support universal purchase, enabling customers to play the game across multiple devices without repurchasing it. This feature allows those who buy the game for iPhone 15 Pro, iPad, or MacBook with an M1 chip (or later) to enjoy it seamlessly on all three devices.