Resident Evil 7

Update 2: Right, I’ve got some details out of Capcom. Resident Evil 7 will indeed be played in a first-person perspective, it’s powered by a new “RE Engine”, and it’ll be hitting North America and Europe on PC via both Steam and the Windows 10 Store. It’s set in modern day rural America, and takes place directly after Resident Evil 6.

It promises to take things back to the roots of exploration and a tense atmosphere, and claims a “complete refresh of gameplay systems.” It certainly looks a long, long way away from the cheesiness of… well, every single other Resident Evil game ever made. I’ve added some screens below, but I’m pretty sure they’re all taken from the trailer.

The original update follows.

Update: Resident Evil 7 is coming to PC. The official blurb for the trailer reads: “Fear comes home again when Resident Evil 7 biohazard releases on PlayStation 4 (full gameplay experience also available via the included PlayStation VR Mode), Xbox One, and PC on January 24, 2017.” The original story follows.

Original Story: Resident Evil 7 (or Resident Evil VII: Biohazard) has been revealed at Sony’s E3 conference, but it’s hard to tell if it’ll be hitting PC.

It’s definitely on PS4, and it definitely supports PS VR. That’s all the information offered by the trailer, but then I remember last year’s conference where quite a lot of games (Grim Fandango Remastered, for instance) were listed as being exclusively for PlayStation, and, uh… weren’t.

I have no idea if the trailer actually showed gameplay stuff, but as there’s apparently a demo on PS4 right now, it won’t be long before we find out. Either way it looked first-person, slow-paced, and incredibly creepy… which maybe isn’t a surprise, considering rumours that someone from Konami’s cancelled P.T. / Silent Hills project is working on it.

It’s due out on 24 January, anyway. I’ll update with anything new as I hear it. The trailer’s below, I think; it was on the PlayStation YouTube channel but it got randomly removed. This looks like it, though!

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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