Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is going back to roots and changing direction to a survival horror focus. As a result, gamers around the world are terrified playing the demo and remember, this is VR capable. Many people are disappointed by Resident Evil 6 but so far the general consensus is positive towards this version.
Aiming for maximum fear, Capcom surprised at E3 with a trailer which people reportedly did not recognize as the Resident Evil franchise until the end. In spite of this, there is talk on the internet of the game possibly lacking enough combat. However, player’s fears are dispelled with a new gameplay trailer released and confirmation from series Producer Masachika Kawata
Yes, this is a focus on horror more than action, but at the end of the day, we’re still providing a Resident Evil title, which is very much in survival-horror, where it still has elements of combat and action,”
Weapons featured in-game will be hidden throughout and ammunition hard to find. Moreover, in support of Resident Evil roots, the game will feature lots of smart thinking and puzzle solving. First person perspective is an interesting turn for the game and paired with VR will immerse the player into the horrific Resident Evil universe.
Kawata also confirmed that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will sort of be a sequel to 6 but it focuses on a more personal story. Stuck in a dark and disgusting mansion in rural America, players will fight against a murderous family. Besides this, players will also have to fight off a variety of monsters though this doesn’t include the ghosts seen in some demos.
With high expectations amongst the public now, the Resident Evil franchise is keeping the gamers attention with a few demos. Not only this but also reaching out to a greater audience by airing a TV ad during The Walking Dead. In view of that, the franchise may see an influx of new Resident Evil gamers thirsty for their zombie fix.
When is Resident Evil 7: Biohazard due for release?
A demo is available on the PlayStation Network titled “The Beginning Hour” and includes the PSX update “Midnight”. Further, this demo has secret endings and strange items that are easy to miss. Xbox One also can play “The Beginning Hour” as of December 9. PC users will have to wait until December 19 to play a demo. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on January 24, 2017.