The new year brings with it the newest addition to the world’s most popular horror game series: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The game introduces compatibility with PlayStation VR, a new first-person perspective, and a cross-save feature between Xbox One and Windows PCs.
The game takes place in present day, with the player controlling the protagonist, Ethan, in finding his wife on an old and forgotten Louisiana plantation. A deranged family, cannibals, and the undead are just a few of the foes looking to cause Ethan’s demise. The game also seems to return to the survival horror genre that initially brought the series so much popularity.
Check out this Resident Evil 7 gameplay video to see why fans are so excited!
Are you excited for this newest chapter in the Resident Evil saga? Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Tuesday 24 January 2017.
Play Resident Evil 7 Early with a VPN!
Are you a hardcore fan who can’t wait to enjoy Resident Evil 7? Did you know you can play Resident Evil 7 early by using a VPN?
By using a VPN and tunneling into a New Zealand server, you can take advantage of time zone differences and play up to a full day early (assuming you are in the Western US).
Just how exactly can you play Resident Evil early with a VPN? Let’s go over my step-by-step directions for getting a head start on one of 2017’s most anticipated games!
Note: using a VPN with Steam to play Resident Evil 7 early could result in a ban on your Steam account. Try purchasing RE 7 from alternative vendors or proceed on Steam at your own risk!
- Buy/pre-order Resident Evil 7: Biohazard for your specific platform.
- Choose a VPN service meant for gaming or check out my personal favorite, ExpressVPN.
- Sign up and install the VPN software on your computer, PS4 or Xbox One.
- Connect to a VPN server in New Zealand or Australia.
- Install the game and start playing!
Stay connected to the VPN to avoid any potential gameplay issues.
There you have it! Playing Resident Evil 7 nearly a full day before launch is easy with the help of a VPN. So, what do we have to look forward to in the newest addition to the legendary series?
What Do We Know About Resident Evil 7: Biohazard So Far?
Early reviews indicate a return to the “survival horror” genre for Capcom. This will be welcome after the mixed feelings some gamers experienced with Resident Evil 6 in 2013. Gamers were disappointed by the shift towards an action/adventure game over spine-tingling chills in RE 6.
However, Capcom seems to be listening to the masses and has taken a sharp U-turn with the series.
Resident Evil 7 looks to return to the roots (specifically, RE games 1-4). Capcom has also introduced plenty of new features. A great example of this is an optional Resident Evil candle that smells like blood, to enhance the PSVR experience. Not enough? What about a USB drive made to look like the finger from the game’s trailer (fully working with joints)?
Capcom has also announced that additional downloadable (DLC) content will be available for Resident Evil 7. Pre-orders also represent other ways to get extra gameplay and content. For instance, purchasing the game’s Deluxe Edition will grant you additional DLC content and the ability to start the game on the hardest difficulty setting.
Let’s take a deeper look at some of the unique features in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
First Resident Evil for the Newest Generation of Consoles
Resident Evil 6 came out for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game was also rereleased in 2016 with some improved textures and support for the newest generation of consoles. Now, Resident Evil 7 is the debut RE title on PS4 and Xbox. It takes advantage of the increased hardware to deliver a truly authentic experience.
The fact remains, however, that Resident Evil is still mainly a PlayStation game. This “bias” is confirmed by the presence of PlayStation VR (PSVR) support out of the box. Xbox gamers are left without a VR option (at least at the time of writing).
A Switch to First-person for Resident Evil
Many video game critics and gamers claimed that RE 6 was just a third person shooter that had completely abandoned the horror/suspense element of the series. Widespread outrage from fans even began blaming the Milla Jovovich-starred RE films as the reason for the series’ poor showings.
Capcom looks to change this thinking with a switch to a first-person camera view, in addition various other changes. The first-person view is a first for the RE series, giving gamers a closer, more “personal” experience when walking down dimly-lit hallways or rooms.
VR on the PS4
As I mentioned earlier, Capcom is introducing support for PSVR for RE 7. There has been some initial skepticism regarding the quality of VR play for the game, with some calling the optional VR mode simply a “bonus feature” over actual quality gameplay.
Nonetheless, virtual reality gaming is becoming more and more of a possibility. Now, one of the world’s most popular video game series supports this exciting, new experience.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Conclusion
If nothing else, Resident Evil 7 will give us a solid idea of where Capcom is looking to take the series in the future. The new gameplay and features certainly have Resident Evil fans anxiously awaiting the game’s release.
So, are you excited to finally play Resident Evil 7? If you want to play up to a full day early (depending on your time zone), you can use my instructions to get started on Resident Evil 7 before the rest of your friends! Leave any questions or comments you might have below.