Resident Evil 7 Demo Sets Download Record on PS4

July 4, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Previously confirming the news in a message to ambassadors, Capcom has officially announced that the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo has seen over two million downloads worldwide. Currently only available to PlayStation Plus members, the RE7 demo is also the most downloaded single-player demo on PS4 in the first seven days of release for North America.

“We would like to thank all our fans for the feedback and support – the nail-biting exploration and terrifying atmosphere in the demo is just a taste of what can be expected when the game releases on January 24, 2017,” Capcom adds.

The Resident Evil 7 demo isn’t part of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, but it does portray events leading up to the main game. Although it’s only available on PS4 right now, the demo is expected on Xbox One and PC in the future.

If you haven’t seen it before, here’s the description for Resident Evil 7 biohazard:

Resident Evil 7 biohazard is the next major entry in the renowned Resident Evil series and sets a new course for the franchise as it leverages its roots and opens the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. A dramatic new shift for the series to first person view in a photorealistic style powered by Capcom’s new RE Engine, Resident Evil 7 delivers an unprecedented level of immersion that brings the thrilling horror up close and personal. The intense horror experience will be further amplified when playing the game in the included PlayStation VR Mode option on PS4.

Set in modern day rural America and taking place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil 6, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective. Resident Evil 7 embodies the series’ signature gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined “survival horror” some twenty years ago; meanwhile, a complete refresh of gameplay systems simultaneously propels the survival horror experience to the next level.

You can download the demo by heading over to the PlayStation Store.