'Resident Evil 7: Biohazard' release date, news: \'Kitchen\' demo confirms VR aspect of upcoming game

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The latest “Kitchen” demo for the upcoming Capcom survival horror video game, “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard” officially confirmed the integration of virtual reality (VR) compatibility. The demo was presented for the PlayStation 4 game console with players seen wearing a VR headgear.

Capcom surprised everyone waiting for the game’s release with a recent Twitter post, where the game developer said that those who own the PlayStation VR will be able to get the “Kitchen” demo bundled with the full game. Likewise, Capcom said that players residing in the U.S. and European regions, as well as those from Africa and Asia, will be able to obtain the VR demo disc as part of the game package, once it is released. For those who live outside those mentioned regions, the only way to play the demo is to download it. But as Movie News Guide notes, the demo is a VR exclusive, which means that those who don’t have the PlayStation VR headset will find it useless. The main title, “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard” is playable without the need of the headgear.

Here’s the official tweet from Capcom announcing the date of availability for the demo:

For those who think the “Kitchen” demo is a new addition to the upcoming game, they’re wrong. The fact is it actually is the very same content that Capcom first revealed during last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Nonetheless, it still is a relatively fresh integration in the game considering that only a limited number of people have tried it so far.

But aside from the demo, there has been very little information about the “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard” gameplay and storyline. Capcom has lately been focusing on video teasers and the demo and quite reluctant in handing out details on the game’s mechanics. Nevertheless, more information is expected to arrive as the Jan. 24, 2017 release nears. The game is designed to play for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game consoles, along with a PC version.