'Resident Evil 7' release date update: game will not be a reboot

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The newest game in the “Resident Evil” franchise, “Resident Evil 7 biohazard,” was just unveiled during the recently concluded Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). While Capcom has released a demo of the game available exclusively for the PlayStation 4, the game developer is still keeping most of its fans in the dark by not revealing too much plot details. But as it is, there are already a lot of interesting details with regard to the upcoming game.

Fans of the franchise have been speculating that the game will actually be a reboot because the gameplay trailer showed that it had a different vibe and there were no familiar characters present in the trailer. However the upcoming installment’s producer, Masachika Kawata, said to IGN, “It’s the next title in the numbered series, so obviously it’s part of the Resident Evil universe, and overall canon, so to speak. It’s not a separate thing, but we have intentionally made it so that maybe when you first play it you’ll almost think: how could this possibly be related to the rest of Resident Evil? But it is. It is an extension of the series so far. It’s not a reboot. It’s the next main game.”

The new title will pay homage to the original “Resident Evil” by remembering why it was a survival horror game in the first place. This is due to the backlash of the predecessor, “Resident Evil 6,” where the game became like an action movie and relied on quick time gameplay such repeatedly pressing a button in order to survive.

To add more horror in the upcoming game, it will have a first-person format. With this, they are also making it compatible with virtual reality (VR), in order to make the game scarier. This will surely give players an immersive environment that will trigger their survival instincts once it is played.

“Resident Evil 7 biohazard” will be released on Jan. 24, 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.