Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is already setting records, and the game hasn’t even been released. According to a report by GameRant.com’s Maxwell Jeffery, the game’s demo, dubbed The Beginning Hour, has broken the record for most downloads for a single-player demo for the PlayStation 4. Per Jeffery’s report, the demo has been downloaded more than 2 million times in its first seven days of release in North America, despite it only being downloadable for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Thank you to the over 2 million brave fans worldwide who downloaded the RE7 Teaser Demo: Beginning Hour on PS4! pic.twitter.com/XE7cY5sUQQ
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) July 4, 2016
In Capcom’s announcement, they concluded with the following statement.
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 Jan. 24, 2017.
Here’s what we know so far about the game.
For starters, Jeffery’s report confirmed that the full version will be entirely in first-person perspective, a deviation from previous Resident Evil iterations. We also know that the game will not simply be a thriller, despite the impression the demo might give. Producer Masachika Kawata and director Koshi Nakanishi held a Q&A session where they put the worries of long-time and new fans alike to rest. Lastly, gameplay from the demo will not be in the full version of the game, allowing players to explore as much as they want.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Xbox One and PC.