Resident Evil series had fallen from grace over the years due to mediocre releases such as Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. Players were getting tired of the action-oriented approach by Capcom. After so much negative feedback the company finally took notice.
After Resident Evil 6, Capcom started to work on a special project called “Kitchen.” The developer showed a demo on PlayStation VR a couple of years ago and at the time we didn’t know what it was. As it turned out, what we were playing was Resident Evil 7.
The community irrupted when it found out that Capcom is going back to the roots of Resident Evil. Little did we know that it not only goes back to the roots, RE7 redefines the roots.
Resident Evil 7 is for everyone, all survival horror fans will like what Capcom has produced for us this time. Resident Evil 7 is connected with the previous game via minor details here and there but most of the time it feels like a standalone game, which makes it fresh and exciting.
The change was received well by the community and Resident Evil 7 sales went past 2.5 million units during the first week. Since then, Resident Evil 7 has moved another 500K unit, reaching 3 million units shipped across the globe.
Resident Evil 7 sales are proof of the community’s interest in change. Survival horror is a dying genre and not my games manage to live up to expectations. The release of Resident Evil 7 has revived survival horror.
Resident Evil 7 has once sparked out interest in Resident Evil series. The main game offers plenty of content but Capcom has DLC in development. Banned Footage Vol.1 is already out but the follow of DLC doesn’t end there.
The Banned Footage Vol.2
21: Gamble life and limb in a deadly game run by Lucas Baker.
Daughters: See what the Baker family was like before the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard.
Extra Mode: Jack’s 55th Birthday: Race against the clock and feed Jack tons of food in this comical extra game mode separate from the tapes and story of the main game. (Does not support PS VR)
Resident Evil 7 is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation VR. The next Resident Evil game may already be in the brainstorming phase and we hope that developers would continue surprising us with new ideas.
Head over here to check out our Resident Evil 7 review.
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