During E3, Capcom announced the next entry to the Resident Evil series, titled Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. With the minimal information available, it’s looking to be an ambitious project. To start off, the Resident Evil series was mainly in a third person perspective with a few exceptions. Now they are trying at a first person view emphasized in survival horror. Having the ability to peek around corners, cryptic messages and psychological elements. It’s easy to see the inspiration taken from Konami’s cancelled game, Silent Hills.
The game is set after the events of Resident Evil 6. Taking place in a plantation mansion in rural America. It’s still a mystery how Resident Evil 7 will relate to the series, because at first glance this doesn’t have anything close to being “Resident Evil”. There is no zombies or guns yet to be seen and no mentioning of a virus. After years of action oriented horror, Capcom is finally going back to its roots.
Amazingly, Resident Evil 7 will also support Sony’s new Virtual Reality headset. Making it fully immersive and terrifying. However, there are reports from play testers experiencing headaches from playing this game in VR. People also noted that the control scheme does not help the issue, which leaves many users with headaches and dizziness more so than other from VR titles.
Playstation Plus members will be able to play Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour, a free downloadable demo from the Playstation store. The developers stated that the demo is not part of the main game. It’s just a taste for what’s to come. The demo contains different endings, secrets, easter eggs, and subliminal messaging giving it replay value. Despite the issues with VR, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will have time to improve and to scare you early next year in January 24th, 2017. Releasing for PS4, PC, and Xbox One.