It seems that Resident Evil 7 might be the horror game to watch out for, as the game’s demo ‘The Beginning Hour‘ has reached over 2 million downloads so far.
It seems that horror fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Capcom’s Resident Evil 7, judging by the popularity of the game’s demo, which is already setting records.
The teaser demo, named The Beginning Hour, was released following Sony’s E3 press conference last month and has since become the most downloaded single-player demo on PS4, in the first seven days of release for North America. This new information comes courtesy of a press release issued by Capcom, where the company also announced that the Resident Evil 7 demo has been downloaded over 2 million times, despite only being available for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
The Capcom representative concluded the email with a message for the all those who have played the chill-inducing trial:
“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.”
This isn’t the first time that the developer has talked about the demo as being only a glimpse of the full experience either. Last week, producer Masachika Kawata and director Kōshi Nakanishi did a Q&A where they announced that, despite the trailer’s appearance, Resident Evil 7 isn’t just a ghost story. This announcement came as a great relief to many old-school fans who want to see classic Resident Evil elements return in Biohazard‘s full release.
For now, we don’t know too much about the direction Capcom is taking the franchise in, though it has been announced that the game, like the demo, will be entirely in first person. Whether this is a good step or not is entirely down to how the game is handled, though the game’s lack of quick time events can only be a step in the right direction.
If you’ve been holding off on playing the demo for fear of spoiling the full game’s experience for yourself then worry not, because a recent reveal indicates that Resident Evil 7: The Beginning Hour‘s gameplay will not be in the release of Biohazard. Therefore players can investigate the house to their heart’s content, without worrying about having to repeat the experience when the game launches early next year.
For all those who are yet to jump in for themselves, we’ve put together a guide to help completionists discover all endings and secrets in The Beginning Hour.
Resident Evil 7 will be available on January 24th, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, and Xbox One.