While Resident Evil 7 is a highly anticipated game for console and PC gamers, early buzz from VR testing has proven that the game will perhaps be even better in VR. Considering that the new type of gaming hasn’t caught on with mainstream gamers, this is definitely good news for the VR industry.
However, Capcom has now revealed that they hope that their upcoming survival horror game will lead the way in terms of VR gaming in 2017. This was revealed in the company’s latest annual report, where the company’s Managing Corporate Officer & Head of Consumer Games Development Division 1 Jun Takeuchi said the following:
“I have strong feelings for this series, having been personally involved since the first game. However, I am exceptionally enthusiastic about this new title. This is because this year, which some are calling “VR year one,” we will attempt to take the lead in this new market with Resident Evil 7. If we fail to deliver in terms of the game world or technology, we will be unable to create the kind of innovative game players demand. In order to succeed with both of these and take on the challenges in this new market, a balance between the wild instinct of inspiration and rationality of data analysis is indispensable. Being satisfied with the status quo means game over.”
Seeing as there has yet to be a big game released for VR that has really gotten everyone’s attention, Resident Evil 7 definitely has the ability to change people’s minds if it ends up living up to the hype. It will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Xbox One and PC on January 24th, 2017.