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Resident Evil Full Game Won’t Have Huge Emphasis on Gunplay, P.T. Only Focused Game’s Atmosphere

It goes without saying that Capcom has incorporated a few major changes in Resident Evil 7 Biohazard as evident from Playstation Plus demo and announcement trailer.

However, it has already been confirmed that the playable teaser would not be a part of the actual game and there is quite a lot that we do not know. In an interview with GameSpot; Resident Evil 7 Biohazard producer Masachika Kawata discussed the actual game and gameplay mechanics that were not included in Playstation Plus demo.

According to Kawata, the playable teaser specifically focused on the atmosphere that the actual game will provide. Not only the scope and scale of the actual game will be much larger, but it will include a lot of elements missing from the P.T.:

So actually, if you take a look at the trailer that was revealed at the Sony press conference and that’s online now, there are quite a few images from the main game in there. Going off that, the demo we have on the PlayStation Network right now was specially created to focus on the atmosphere that Resident Evil 7 will provide. It doesn’t include a lot of other elements that are in the game. Rather, we wanted to convey just what type of feeling you would get from the game. In the actual game, one thing that you’ll notice first and foremost is that the scale and scope of the game is much bigger than demonstrations.

Speaking of these gameplay elements, Kawata-san confirmed that one of these elements will obviously be combat and ‘some’ gunplay. He did, however, emphasize that RE7 will not always be about guns blazing and sometimes players will have to run away from combat or use items in different ways:

In the final game, of course, there will be many types of game mechanics including combat, perhaps some gun-play. One of the things I would like to emphasize about this is that it’s not always about going in guns blazing. It might actually be to your advantage to try to run away from combat at certain times, or use items against your enemies in a different way. This is to say that trying to survive the horror, the survival horror, is a key element to Resident Evil 7.

Moreover, he did reiterate that the entire game will be played from first-person perspective in order to create more immersive and personal feeling and to add a horror element.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard releases on Jan. 24, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. It is also one of the first titles available on Playstation VR.