New Resident Evil 7 details confirm variable save system

Resident Evil 7: biohazard producer Masochika Kawata has revealed some new details on the upcoming survival horror sequel during an interview with Yugatech

Chiefly, he confirmed that Resident Evil 7 will eschew the chapter-based progression system of the last few Resident Evil titles, and will also change up the save point system to a degree where it is more strategically-placed.

The game is a linear experience, meaning not that there’s only one way through, rather it takes place in a linear timeline, so it’s not divided into chapters,” he said. “However, as far as saving is concerned, there’s an auto-save system, so if you die you can restart not as far back. There will also be rooms to act as manual save points. Just to note, depending on the difficulty situation that you choose, the saving system also varies. If you choose a harder difficulty, the saving system won’t be so nice to you.”

Resident Evil 7 PSVR is exclusive to Sony for one year, release date set for early 2017


Resident Evil 7 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on January 24, 2017. The game will fully playable in PlayStation VR from start to finish, a feature that will remain exclusive to PS4 for 12 months.

Set some time after Resident Evil 6, this latest entry in the venerable horror franchise takes place in a plantation mansion in Louisiana, U.S., and sees players controlling newcomer Ethan as he searches for his missing wife. The game utilises a first-person perspective, and attempts to recall the classic Resident Evil titles by scaling back on action-packed set pieces in favor of building tension and limiting your supplies. 

Resident Evil 7 is now available to test out via the PlayStation Store demo, which was recently updated with new content, including a brand new room and a solution to the mysterious dummy finger item. The demo has proven a massive success for Capcom, with over two million downloads since its launch during E3 back in June.

Capcom announced recently that the Resident Evil 7 Kitchen prelude demo will be available to download alongside PSVR on October 13.