Resident Evil 7 news is here. Developers are going to bring significant changes in this series. It means that we can expect experiments and unexpected decisions. Nevertheless, Capcom will still stick to fundamental traditions. Will RE 7 be better or it will be killed with a new approach? It is time to find it out.
You can expect this game to be released on 24 January 2017. However, Japanese market will have to wait for two days since the game will be released on January, 26 there.
Despite critics blame VR for a blur picture, low texture details and screen resolution, for some genres virtual reality might be the breath of fresh air. For instance, horrors. Resident Evil VR is painfully dreadful! And that is the major change in franschise, along with a switch to the first person camera. Demo versions are spectacular, but the final result might be not so impressive, mainly because of the concept change, from shooter to horror action.
As you may know from Resident Evil 7 news this part is created for Xbox One, PS 4, PS VR and PC. System requirements are the following.
Intel CPU Core i3 4130 3.4 Ghz / AMD CPU Phenom II x 4 955
Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 950 2 Gb / AMD GPU Radeon R 9 280
RAM 8 Gb
HDD Space 15 Gb
PS4 version is likely to support more powerful Pro version of the console, features HDR technology and bigger framerate. It would be also exclusively support Playstation VR headset. In other aspects PS4 version is identical to Xbox One and PC versions.
If you do not follow the conspiracy theories in the Resident Evil 7 demo, that is a puppet finger, which was first found in the demo right after E3 2016. Single finger someday belonged dummy, but it was not enough info for gamers. Soon after the discovery of Capcom fingers the devs started to tease puzzle’s clue.
A day after the release of the Midnight demo in the PlayStation Store, gamers BruhTheShark published guidance on the implementation of the puzzle. It includes 34 steps, from the very specific to very general. An unusual set of requirements that a normal player would never do, as it requires to visit the rooms and use things in a certain way.
Implementation of the puzzle rewards you Dirty coins. What to do with it, will know after 24 January, when will release Resident Evil 7.
The next Resident Evil is almost certainly will support Playstation VR – this indicates the impressive Kitchen demo, firstly shown along with the then-upcoming PS VR headset. The possible PC release might add support to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, but it seems to be unlikely to happen.
The 7th installment is the first game in the series to support virtual reality technology.
To begin with, Resident Evil 7 trailer shows that we are going to see quite interesting features. For example, the name of the game is going to be written as Resident EVII that looks unusual. If you will run RE 7 on PS you use VR headset which will give the scariest experience. It may come as a surprise but this part will have first person view and a lot of new weapons.
Despite Resident Evil series is famous for cooperative mode, 7th installment is designed exclusively for a single play experience. So, don’t expect any cooperation with friends – neither on the single console, nor via network connection.
Claire Redfield will come back from the previous part.
Steve Burnside is going to find Claire to revenge her.
Jill Valentine is promised to become the leader of BSAA.
Jake Muller is going to become Claire’s partner.
Rebecca Chambers, Chris Redfield, Barry Burton and Doctor William Birkin will also make a return.
Alex Wesker is said to be the main antagonist.
Utami is a fresh person in this game. He is going to be the centre of attention.
According to the info in the Reddit forum, dedicated to Resident Evil game series, the trailer use American folk song called “Go Call Aunt Rhody”, remade to sound darker and dreadfully.
As you already this part of the game is going to be first person which will provide players with new opportunities. Resident Evil 7 is going to be less of an action now and will return to its horror roots. It means that we can expect claustrophobia and depressive atmosphere again. The player will be more realistic using his own skills to survive. This part returns back to classical RE bringing back mini games, riddles, lack of recourses and potions to restore your health. PS VR has no difference with typical game. However, we are not going to see quick time events again. Perhaps such a return to initial gameplay is quite reasonable, however introduction of first person view sounds quite intriguing.