Capcom has revealed that the demo for Resident Evil 7, dubbed “Kitchen”, has turned out to be way more popular than most people could have imagined. Released during this year’s E3, the teaser demo was made available for the PlayStation 4 and was also demonstrated live at E3 on the PlayStation VR headset, and to date it has managed to rack up more than 2 million downloads.
Capcom sent out a press release letting the world know that the short demo that first aired at E3 has been one of the most popular downloads on the PlayStation 4. The demo clocks in at approximately 30 minutes, first following someone trying to get out of the mansion, and then it switches over to a film crew moving through an abandoned mansion. You can check out the video below showing a walkthrough of the demo courtesy of YouTuber Shirrako.
The demo takes a turn when the film crew enters the house and the producer, Andre, ends up going missing shortly after they get inside. The snivel-nosed host takes the lead as they search for the producer in the abandoned house.
They uncover some secrets and deal with a few of the hidden horrors of the supposedly abandoned house.
The demo was designed to show off the power of the PlayStation VR, but it also had the averse effect of causing some people at the E3 booth some serious motion sickness due to the inconsistent frame-rate that dipped below 60fps on occasion.
VR apps are supposed to run at 120fps for a comfortable user experience.
Capcom has up until January 24th, 2017 to sort out Resident Evil 7′s frame-rate issues. Will they be able to do so over the course of the next six months? Hopefully… for the sake of everyone who buys a PSVR.
The first-person horror title will be available on PC, Xbox One and PS4. There will be PlayStation VR support at launch as well. I suspect Oculus Rift and HTC Vive owners should be able to get in on the VR action, too. The “Kitchen” demo was only made available for PS4 owners, but maybe Capcom will release something to satiate the appetites of Xbox and PC gamers ahead of the January release?
For more info on the game feel free to visit the official website.