Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC January 24
Resident Evil 7 will be playable completely through PlayStation VR (on PS4), putting you at the front line of the frightfulness. You can experiment with a bit of the diversion on PS4 at this moment with the Beginning Hour demo, which now likewise underpins PSVR. Xbox One players and PC players can download the demo now, yet without the favor VR bolster.
Resident Evil 7 has snared everyone since its E3 uncover. The American horror story Capcom is hoping to put across in its arrival to survival horror is new to everyone. The experience is as enthralling as it was way back in 1996.
Producer Jun Takeuchi talks about how first-person perspective aided the return to survival horror: “It makes you feel like a normal person and puts you in their shoes, making the situation scarier. You won’t even think of doing the things that other characters could do, like leap over obstacles and shoot out of cover and so forth, because if you can’t do it because of the gameplay perspective, and feel like the character can’t do it anyway, then it’s almost like those options are taken away. It adds to the feeling of horror.”
As with the game, the soundtrack looks set to return the series to its roots. The previews suggest the score will abandon the critically panned blockbuster stylings of Resident Evil 6 in favour of haunting piano explorations reminiscent of Resident Evil 2 and dark ambient soundscapes recalling Resident Evil 4.
Capcom also brought in some western talents to supplement the soundtrack. Prolific Hollywood composer Cris Velasco (God of War, Borderlands) handled a suite of tracks, while Brian D’Oliviera (Papa & Yo, Tearaway) was also brought onboard. The soundtrack is headlined by the theme song “Go Tell Aunt Rhody”. This horrifying mashup of horror and country elements, based on a old folk song, was penned by Michael A. Levine.
This is the scariest, most entertaining survival horror game out there which just needs to maintain this level of performance at launch, and certainly has the potential to surpass Resi 4 as the series’ greatest.