Capcom is set to release Resident Evil 7’s new demo to PCs beginning December 19 through Steam after the latest update rolled out to PlayStation 4 two weeks ago. PlayStation 4 users are able to experience the demo in virtual reality mode. Those who use the PS4 Pro can also play the demo in 4K with an Ultra HD TV.
The Japanese video game developer announced that the demo will pack multiple settings and graphics options specific for PCs only, though the company fell short of further details. It remains unclear when and if the demo will hit the Windows Store. Nevertheless, the game’s full version will be available on Microsoft’s online store once the full Resident Evil 7: Biohazard release kicks off on January 24, 2017 for all platforms.
The Midnight update for the Beginning Hour demo follows the release of the Twilight update earlier this year. But the latest update allows players to go beyond the mysterious door where scary noises seem to come forth. However, some players reviewed the game negatively for the lack of fear factor. Hopes remain high, though, that the full release will bring the level of terror a notch higher.
Resident Evil 7’s latest update, nonetheless, has received more accolade than the previous releases. Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 seemed to have lost player interest when they switched to action-heavy romps, breaking away from the game’s survival horror roots.
The first-person survival horror game puts players in the shoes of protagonist Ethan Winters who goes out to search for his missing wife in a creepy mansion. We’ll see how Winters goes on his quest as the game returns to its survival horror theme.