Resident Evil 7 Demo Breaks Download Records

The Resident Evil 7 E3 demo has made quite the impression, hence these impressive download figures.

Capcom announced today that the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo is the most downloaded single-player demo on PlayStation 4 for the first seven days in North America. The demo is technically only available to PlayStation Plus subscribers. Capcom also claims, worldwide, the demo has amassed over two million downloads.

The Resident Evil 7 teaser: Beginning Hour shows moments leading towards the main plot which connects with the VR demo showed at E3. Within the new demo, the player wakes up inside an old cottage near a spooky mansion. As mentioned in the above paragraph, the demo is available on PlayStation Plus, and members will have access to it before it's available on other platforms.

Resident Evil 7 is the next entry in the popular and successful Resident Evil (Biohazard) franchise, which has changed direction somewhat with this coming offering. Now, it shifts to a first-person view bringing players closer to the horror than ever before, delivering unparalleled immersion. The intriguing aspect of this is the fact the level of immersion is ever increased by the inclusion of the PlayStation virtual reality headset which will be available before the game's release.

The new Resident Evil features modern, rural America, taking place after the events of Resident Evil 6. The game will feature the series' classic exploration, gameplay elements and ominous atmosphere the franchise is known for, with a completely different approach to gameplay systems.

Resident Evil 7 launches January 24th 2017.

Published Jul. 4th 2016
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