Resident Evil 7 shown off at Sony E3 press conference
Capcom recently announced that Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the next major entry in the popular series, will be setting a new course for the franchise as it leverages its roots to open the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. Unlike previous titles, this game will shift to first-person view in a photorealistic style, which Capcom believes will deliver an unprecedented level of immersion. The game is scheduled to release on PlayStation 4 (with support for PlayStation VR), Xbox One, and Windows PC in both North America and Europe on January 24, 2017.
The title is set in modern day rural America, taking place after the events of Resident Evil 6. Those interested can also check out the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo in which you will awaken inside a dilapidated cottage on an ominous plantation mansion with a single goal: Make it out alive.
“Resident Evil 7 embodies the series’ signature gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined ‘survival horror’ some twenty years ago,” Capcom stated on the official press release. “Meanwhile, a complete refresh of gameplay systems simultaneously propels the survival horror experience to the next level.”
The PlayStation VR “KITCHEN” tech demo that fans were able to experience last year was developed utilizing the RE Engine’s VR oriented tools, and is the foundation upon which Resident Evil 7 has been crafted.
PlayStation Plus subscribers can pick up the standalone teaser demo on PlayStation 4 right now, and other platforms will receive it at a later date. In addition, those attending E3 can check out a demo on either the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation VR at the Capcom booth in South Hall #2303 (PS4) or the Sony booth in West Hall #4522 and #4144 (PlayStation VR).
What are your thoughts on what we know of Resident Evil 7 thus far?