Today a Capcom representative announced on Steam that developers are aware of issues pertaining the Resident Evil 7 demo.
Released on Steam earlier this week on December 18, the playable teaser of Resident Evil 7 finally graced PC fans of the long-running survival horror/action shooter franchise. Although some excited players had a chance to data mine the demo and make surprising discoveries, not everyone has had a smooth experience. Today, Capcom representative WBacon made an announcement on Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour’s official Steam forums stating that “the Dev team is looking to address [launching and crashing issues] in an upcoming patch”.
There’s still no ETA for said patch, but developers are working on it.
Meanwhile, those anxious for the next entry in one of the most famous survival horror franchises can pre-purchase the game on their platform of choice. Promising to reintroduce the survivor horror elements Resident Evil is known for, the seventh main installment in the Japanese series is largely inspired by Hideo Kojima’s and Guillermo del Toro’s Silent Hills P.T. demo, which following disagreements between Konami and the Japanese developer was abruptly removed from the PlayStation Store. P.T.’s legacy is easily seen throughout Beginning Hour, a fully playable teaser featuring a collection of secrets that require absurd steps to be unlocked.
Resident Evil fans weren’t happy with the new approach taken by 2009’s Resident Evil 5 and the attempt at mixed formulas in 2012’s Resident Evil 6. The first person perspective first introduced in 2003’s spin-off Dead Aim left many skeptical about Resident Evil 7’s success, but it didn’t take long until the idea behind Capcom’s decision turned skepticism into excitement.
Available now for XBox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC through Steam, the Resident Evil 7 playable teaser, dubbed Beginning Hour, can be played entirely for free. The full game is available for pre-order and pre-purchase with the release set for January 24 on all three platforms.