Unlike Microsoft’s E3 press conference where practically everything had been leaked, Sony managed to keep things under wraps for so long, including the reveal of Resident Evil 7. Technically, depending on whether you believed it or not.
Resident Evil 7 looks like it’s going to be more horror focused than the last few Resident Evil games. Believe it or not, Resident Evil games actually used to be quite scary, and it seems Capcom are trying to return to those roots. Did the popularity of P.T convince Capcom that horror was the way to go? We will probably never know, though you have to assume it did considering the amount of buzz the game received.
VR has received quite a boost at E3 this year with several AAA developers confirming their support for the platform. Resident Evil 7 will be fully playable in VR… PlayStation VR. There hasn’t been any information suggesting the game will be playable in VR for the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, but maybe we’ll hear some type of support closer to the game’s launch.
Own a PlayStation 4 and subscribe to PlayStation Plus? Capcom have put up a standalone teaser demo called Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour. You can try Resident Evil 7 on the PlayStation 4 before the demo releases on PC or Xbox One.
Resident Evil 7 is scheduled to release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 24th 2017.