By far, one of the most desirable gadgets right now to buy is the PlayStation 5, but if you have been keeping up to date on the news, you’ll know that Sony’s new console is in high demand and in short supply. So many people have been looking (and struggling) to find a PS5 that even a figure as prominent as Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City director Johannes Roberts is having a hard time buying one.
The topic was brought up during an interview with IGN, where we asked Roberts what his favorite Resident Evil game is, which he said was Resident Evil 2 remake. Roberts also mentioned other Resident Evil games such as Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, but admits that he has yet to play Resident Evil Village, which was released this year.
Why? Because Roberts wants to experience the game on a PS5, and not his PS4.
“I haven’t, and if you have any power in this world, you will make this happen for me. I have not played [Resident Evil] Village because I cannot. and you would have thought, director of Resident Evil, I cannot get a PlayStation 5 anywhere,” Roberts told IGN. “And I am not playing it on my [PlayStation] 4; I want to play it on the [PlayStation] 5.”
Roberts, like many others that have yet to obtain a PS5, are not the only ones struggling to buy one. Even Jason Kelley, the actor who played protagonist Colt Vahn in Deathloop, was having a hard time finding the console so he could play the game he acted in (Bethesda eventually helped him secure a PS5 shortly after the game’s release).
Of course, Roberts’ struggle of trying to buy a PS5 was not the only thing we discussed. In our interview with the director, we also had a spoiler discussion about Welcome to Raccoon City’s ending along with some scenes that did not make it into the film, including a scene where Chris Redfield’s actor would have punched a boulder.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster