One of the most anticipated mainstream games to feature a virtual reality component is Capcom’s Resident Evil 7. With Sony’s release of PlayStation VR looming, it looks like they’ve secured at least a year of exclusivity for Resident Evil 7 in VR.
An advertisement spotted on Facebook by this Redditor, there’s clearly a “PlayStation VR Exclusive” label on the box art. It’s unclear, however, just what that means. The game is slated to arrive on PC and Xbox One alongside the PlayStation 4, but it looks like the Virtual Reality component will have a one year exclusive period on Sony’s console.
It’s a pretty smart move by Sony to get VR exclusivity for Resident Evil 7. It could definitely help them sell headsets as Resident Evil is wildly popular series, and the VR component showed at recent tradeshows was received well by attendees. However, it looks like PC players could have a stripped down version of the game. Since Xbox doesn’t have any concrete virtual reality plans announced at the moment, it doesn’t look like it will affect that platform as badly.
Resident Evil 7 is slated to arrive early in 2017.