There has been a lot of chatter recently when it came to Capcom’s crown jewel of the survival-horror genre, Resident Evil 7. Longtime fans of the series have been yearning for Capcom to make a return to their roots pre Resident Evil 4. This would take Capcom back to a time where Resident Evil was all about survival-horror and not action-horror. Today, we very well may have gotten a glimpse as to the feel and tone that some of the first few Resident Evil titles delivered to us with the trailer reveal during Sony’s E3 press conference.
Resident Evil 7 is said to take place after the events of Resident Evil 6, according to a posting at Capcom Unity. While we don’t know who will be taking the main role in the story, it has been revealed that players will explore an abandoned modern day plantation mansion set in rural America.
Capcom is even using a new proprietary in-house RE Engine that allows gamers to make use of the PlayStation VR.
“Capcom is able to achieve a shocking degree of visual fidelity thanks to the new proprietary in-house RE Engine that includes VR oriented tools. Last year’s “KITCHEN” tech demo for PlayStation VR was in fact built on this new engine as well. With the RE Engine plus industry leading audio and visual technologies, you experience every abhorrent detail up close and personal in Resident Evil 7. Playing the game in the PlayStation VR Mode escalates the unsettling feeling of presence to a level that horror fans have never experienced. That’s right, the full gameplay experience is available in the included PlayStation VR Mode from beginning to end. No Resident Evil you’ve ever survived could prepare you for this.”
If you’re a PlayStation Plus member then you can get a taste of Resident Evil 7 right now with the exclusive Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo. Start the next horrifying chapter of Resident Evil as you wait for the full game to release on January 24, 2017, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.