Some much needed good news out of CAPCOM yesterday reveals that the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour has managed to set the record for the most downloaded single-player demo on PS4 in the first seven days of release for North America. To be precise, the demo, which is currently only available for PlayStation Plus subscribers, has reached over 2 million downloads worldwide.
That is an amazing accomplishment for a publisher who has had their fair share of controversies over the least couple of years, not to mention the fact that the last entry in the Resident Evil series wasn’t very well liked by fans.
CAPCOM released a statement saying that, “We would like to thank all our fans for the feedback and support – the nail-biting exploration and terrifying atmosphere in the demo is just a taste of what can be expected when the game releases on January 24, 2017.”
The Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo portrays events leading up to the main game. In the new teaser demo, the player awakens inside a dilapidated cottage on an ominous plantation mansion. PlayStation Plus subscribers can now download the standalone teaser demo for PlayStation 4 and will have first access before it is available on other platforms at a later date.
The next full entry into the series, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, sets a new course for the franchise as it leverages its roots and opens the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. A dramatic new shift for the series to first person view in a photo-realistic style powered by CAPCOM’s new RE Engine, Resident Evil 7 delivers an unprecedented level of immersion that brings the thrilling horror up close and personal.
Set in modern day rural America and taking place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil 6, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective. Resident Evil 7 embodies the series’ signature gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined “survival horror” some twenty years ago; meanwhile, a complete refresh of gameplay systems simultaneously propels the survival horror experience to the next level.
I have downloaded the demo but haven’t yet had a chance to give it a try but I want to hear what you guys have to say about it. Will RE7 set a new precedent or will it just end up being a step backwards and end up disappointing fans once again?