Speaking during an interview with YugaTech, Resident Evil 7: biohazard Producer, Masachika Kawata, revealed a slew of new details on the much-anticipated PlayStation 4 survival horror sequel, including news on a demo update.
Chiefly, Kawata-san addressed the topic of online modes for Resident Evil 7, confirming the game will be a completely single-player experience. Not only does this rule out co-op, but there also won’t be any Mercenaries mode, which has been a staple of the franchise since Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
“Resident Evil 7 is not supporting any online modes. So for example, with Resident Evil 5, we focused on cooperative online play, which was well-received. But the key concept of Resident Evil 7 is horror, so from the very beginning, we thought that playing alone will give the best horror experience,” he explained.
Resident Evil 7 demo will receive another update
Pleasingly, he did confirm that the demo will be updated again, although we don’t currently know when this will be rolled out.
“We do plan to update the demo on PSN for the players to experience the other aspects of the game. We don’t have a fixed date [for the release], but it will definitely be out before the game comes out.”
Resident Evil 7 is scheduled for release on PS4, PC, and Xbox One on January 24, 2017. The game will also be fully compatible from start to finish with PlayStation VR, a feature that will remain exclusive to Sony’s console for approximately 12 months.
Set some years after the events of Resident Evil 6, this latest entry in the venerated horror series takes place on a mysterious plantation mansion in Louisiana, where players control newcomer Ethan as he searches for his missing wife. However, he soon finds himself battling for his life as he encounters the malevolent Baker family and a host of other blood-thirsty creatures.