Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was revealed during Sony’s press conference at E3 2016. Some new information about the game has been unveiled from an interview that was just posted on Capcom-Unity. RE7 producer Masachika Kawata and director Kōshi Nakanishi talk about how the game is not a reboot and that they are not throwing away the series’ canonical storyline. Who will we be playing as in the game? Find out more info after the jump.Fans have been waiting for Capcom to bring Resident Evil back to its survival horror roots and this new entry in the series seems to be the answer to our prayers. The official demo of the game is already out on the PSN store, but the entirety of it will not be part of the full game. The demo was a ghost story in all aspects but it seems that it was just a tonal preview of the game.
Don’t think that RE7 will drop zombies for ghosts. Nakanishi-san( Director of RE7) had a message for the people who had a negative reaction to the game’s announcement-” I’ve seen from initial reactions of what we’ve put out that people are getting the impression that we’ve taken Resident Evil and turned it into some sort of supernatural, occult, ghost story. I think you can look at the trailer or the demo and get that impression, but don’t worry, we haven’t just thrown out Resident Evil as it exists and turned it into a ghost story. It will all make sense in the end.”
There was also an announcement that the game is in first-person and will be fully playable using PlayStation VR. They wanted to bring back horror as best as they could, so this was the decision that they made concerning the POV of the main character. Kawata-san commented on how VR is a good fit for the Resident Evil franchise, saying that “VR is a really good match for horror. When we first got it implemented we were all so excited to try it out, put on the headset, and get into the horror experience. You have to try it out for yourself to figure out how immersive it is and how you feel like you’re right there in the room”. He continues by saying that playing with or without VR won’t change any content in the game.
Resident Evil 7 is coming to PlayStation 4 (featuring PSVR Mode), Xbox One, and PC on January 24, 2017