Capcom has finally announced the next mainline Resident Evil game in the form of Resident Evil 7: It will release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (Windows 10 & Steam) on January 24, 2017.
The title debuted at the Sony E3 press conference, and while we really didn’t get much during the show, we were treated to some footage that reassured fans that Resident Evil 7 is indeed making its way back to its original survival horror roots. It will also be utilizing a first-person perspective, a first for the mainline games. In addition to the announcement, Sony has also stated that Resident Evil will also be Playstation VR compatible and will be running on Capcom’s in-house game engine, RE Engine. Of course, if you don’t have Playstation VR, you’ll still be able to play it, it’s just an added plus.
Capcom has stated in press releases that Resident Evil 7 will take place after the events in Resident Evil 6. It will also take place in the modern day, in a derelict plantation mansion located in America. The exact location has not been mentioned just yet. Just the fact that we’re going back to yet another mansion, well it gives me the chills.
Capcom and Sony have announced that PlayStation 4 owners who also are subscribed to PlayStation Plus will get access to a free demo. Available tonight supposedly, as I haven’t seen it hit the PlayStation Store yet, Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo will give gamers a taste of what they can expect with the upcoming title. Trust me, I’m sitting here right, constantly checking to see when the hell the demo is going to be available on the PlayStation Network store.
There will be two editions of the game; standard and digital deluxe editions, both which are available for pre-order now. Anyone who pre-orders either game will get access to the Survival Pack, which will unlock the hardest difficulty mode and provides a special item when the game launches. So if you like playing games on the hardest mode from the start, this may be right up your alley.