'Resident Evil 7: Biohazard' playable demo now available for the PS4

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As the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is ongoing, there are a lot of new games that are being announced and it is really exciting for the fans. One of those new games that fans are raving about is “Resident Evil VII: Biohazard.”

Capcom introduced the said game with a demo trailer. Furthermore, the game developer also released “Resident Evil VII Teaser: Beginning Hour,” a playable demo available for all PlayStation Plus subscribers. This will introduce players into the immersive world of the upcoming sequel. However, what fans will experience in the demo will not be included in the official version of the game.

Polygon was able to speak with game director Koshi Nakanishi who mentioned that the objective of the demo is to give players an idea of how the next game will be. The purpose of the demo is also to show how the series is going back to its old roots and will feature the game elements that made the franchise popular.

One reason why the demo will not be included in “Resident Evil VII” is because the developers still want to keep the new game’s story a secret, in order to keep players curious. Moreover, it is said that the character present in the game demo may not also be in the final version of the game.

The producer of the game, Masachika Kawata, also mentioned that fans should not expect the main character to ascribe to the “male macho” stereotype like Chris Redfield from “Resident Evil V” or Leon Kennedy from “Resident Evil VI.” Gamers can expect a different type of playable character that will be new to the franchise but the character won’t be considered helpless.

The timeline of the game will be set after the events of “Resident Evil VI.” Based on the trailer, the location of the game is set in America with a mix of modern and rural locations to serve as the backdrop of the game.

The demo, “Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour,” is now available for download exclusively on the PlayStation 4. “Resident Evil VII: Biohazard” will be released on Jan. 24, 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.