Details on today’s new Resident Evil 7 demo update, plus watch the new trailer

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Details on today’s new Resident Evil 7 demo update, plus watch the new trailer

Download and play through Midnight update with PS4 Pro 4K and HDR support

It all started with a simple message – “Get out of the house.” Over three million PlayStation 4 players (and counting) have downloaded the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo since it was announced at E3 earlier this year, hoping to escape from the dilapidated mansion. Navigating the decrepit hallways, players would soon find their attempt to escape cut off with another message: “Welcome to the family, son.” Since then, the community has discovered multiple endings, experienced strange occurrences, and even found a dangerous-looking axe. Now, with the final update, “Midnight,” available today, you’ll discover how it all comes together.


Throughout the original Beginning Hour demo and its first update, “Twilight,” the community has found some interesting clues and items scattered throughout the creepy rooms and hallways. If you’ve played through the demo before, you’re likely familiar with some of the secrets the mansion holds, including a lock pick that’s fallen between the cracks and, of course, the enigmatic dummy finger.

We’re happy to say that the Midnight update will add even more to the demo, allowing you to explore beyond the eerie, moulded door that appeared in the last update. So, what can you find beyond? Well, it’s certainly no fun if we tell you, so we’ll leave that to all of you to find out. Still, I’d recommend bringing something to protect yourself with. Whatever’s making those sounds from behind the door sure doesn’t sound friendly.


As if all of that wasn’t enough, you’ll be able to enjoy the Midnight update with the flexible, optional PS VR mode, allowing you to immerse yourself even further into the horror. And if you have a PS4 Pro and a compatible television, you can check out the game in glorious 4K resolution! All PS4 models will also enjoy HDR support for supported televisions as well.

While the Beginning Hour demo is a self-contained teaser experience, we also have a brand new trailer that shows glimpses of what you can expect from the full game when Resident Evil 7 biohazard launches on PlayStation 4 on 24th January, 2017. Be sure to check out the video, then grab the Beginning Hour demo if you don’t have it already so that you’re all set for the final update when it drops later today!

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  • I’ve just played the updated demo in VR (with a PS4 Pro)!
    It’s by far the best looking VR game I’ve played so far, but with best looking I mean that everything looks convincingly disgusting :-D

    It also didn’t make me sick in the 30 minutes that I’ve played it.

    Does anyone know if RE7 will support Move?

    • Did it have any sort of comfort settings, or did you actually manage to walk around like in the regular demo without getting nauseated?

    • There are actually a bunch of small settings like FOV adjustments, for some of them they mentioned that they influence the comfort in VR, I just used the default settings.
      The movement is walking with the left stick and the right stick changes your orientation with 30° by default (also a setting).
      I don’t think there is any typical comfort setting with teleportation mode.

      Last week I started the Blood Ties VR mission in Rise Of The Tomb Raider and after 5 minutes I switched over to the comfort settings.

      I think the slow walking speed helps a lot or maybe I’m getting used to moving around in VR.

    • Wow, sounds great! Thanks for the super informative reply, much appreciated :D

    • I switched off every comfort setting and didn’t feel sick at all.
      Just great, best way to experience a horror game.

      Just know that some settings can be found in the “Gameplay” Tab and some are in the “Visual” Option.

  • The demo has left my ps pro, and it won’t let me re download from library.

    Anyone else getting this issue?

  • Might pick this up, not fond of the VR features and the way it’s built for that (I’m sure it can be played without too?). What I notice more and more is that it’s distinctively Western. It often reminds me of the original Chainsaw Massacre as opposed to a Japanese game.The acting and voice acting look great. In terms of story it definitely looks better and more serious, but I can’t help but want for something more in the line of 4, 5 and 6. Loved the controls, gameplay and co op in those and would love to see more.

    • It can be played without VR.
      But more in line with 4, 5 and 6, excuse me? There are loads of games like that, glad it’s finally returning to it’s roots.

    • I suppose you mean back to its roots in terms of horror? Because if it went back to its roots in terms of gameplay, it would be a slow, static, boring survival game where you had to stand still in order to turn your character… And sure, there are plenty of third person action shooters, but not from Japan with the quality of those… And they had awesome co op for the whole campaign from the ground up.
      I think people only look at the basic gameplay way too often, there’s so much more to a good game.

  • Your still a fool stonesthrow

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