Resident Evil 7 Announced - Has First Person Viewpoint

Resident Evil 7 Announced - Has First Person Viewpoint

Capcom has revealed the next installment of Resident Evil, which will be in a first-person perspective.

Capcom, during Sony's E3 press conference, revealed the latest installment of its Resident Evil franchise: Resident Evil 7. RE:7 will be doing things a bit differently from its predecessors, namely, it will have full VR support (via PlayStation VR) and be in a first-person, rather than the traditional third-person, perspective.

"In the classic Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7 ramps up that tension with an immersive first-person view and a photorealistic graphical style," said Capcom in a press release.

If you're interested, you can go ahead and download a free demo of the PS4 version of the game, which is available right now! The demo contains the first hour of play, but is only available to PlayStation Plus members.

Resident Evil 7 is set after the events of Resident Evil 6, taking place in modern day and revolving around a foreboding, derelict plantation mansion in rural America.

While the game will only support VR on the PS4, it will still be released for the Xbox One and PC. It's currently slated for a January 24, 2017 release date.

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Ohh, the Resident Evil Fans are gonna have fun with this...

Infernai:
Ohh, the Resident Evil Fans are gonna have fun with this...

I think we... they, will be more obsessed over the possibility that it will be a tech demo for the PS4's VR capabilities, rather than a fully fleshed out game.

that looks interesting more something in between Evil Within and Texas Chain Saw Massacre than RE - but intriguing.
I am curious.

Any chance that Capcom will not fuck this up, please?

Okay, I do like the idea of first person resident evil, you can't see through walls and around corners, you can make the environment as open or claustrophobic as you like because you will never have to worry about the camera, and the horror will never be undermined by the annoyance of not being able to see a few feet ahead of you unlike the old RE camera. That said, I'm not sure Capcom understands horror anymore and I'm not really sure they can pull it off. Plus in all likelihood Capcom aren't necessarily doing this because they actually understand the advantages of a first person camera but to get on whatever the latest bandwagon is.

Soon as I read "first person," my first thought was that it has something to do with VR and I had to inconvenience myself by reading the body of the article.

I do find it mildly amusing that the AAA industry is trying the VR exclusivity b******* to try and sell units, however. That's a new one.

I think First Person is superior to Third Person for immersion in Horror Games, but I think the other commenters might be right. It is probable that Capcom only does this to showcase VR, and not really understand what they are doing there.

Yeah I was a bit disappointed in what I saw, but I only watched the 15min gameplay. Still waiting to see more before the verdict goes out, but I was hoping it would stay 3rd person, or at least over the shoulder like Evil Within, without crazy cramping field of vision/letterboxing. But it doesn't feel like RE to me, not the older ones, and not the newer ones. At all. Revelations 1 and 2 felt a lot more RE, despite the stupid episodic format.

I will wait for more, and it looks this will probably be a pretty good, creepy atmospheric game regardless, just hope it's not gone all VR and immersion at the cost of tearing this franchise *another* new one (according to fans).

And I wonder if any of the mainstay characters will be here as well: Leon, Claire, Jill, Chris etc.

I call bullshit on the 'First Hour' I played it and didn't rush through and was done in about 20 minutes. It's interesting, it's not like any Resident Evil game I've ever played before, in tone at least, much more Texas Chainsaw Massacre imo and i can't see any immediate link to Umbrella, BOW's or anything similar.

It's definitely worth a look though

One of the main things every Resident Evil game has had, was giving characters involved, a personality. Even the player characters. Jill and Chris. Billy and Rebecca. Leon and Claire.

The Beginning Hour, is literally a faceless cameraman who says only like 2 lines, despite people talking directly too and about him. It's Outlast. Nothing in the released demo gives me any hope for this method as a resident evil game.

Yes I hope this is a tech demo, and that the actual game is not faceless first person cameraman.

The setting itself, which I think was about an old plantation type of settlement, with crazy hillbillies, look like a nice change from all the foreigner zombie killings of the more recent game, so it could be interesting.

But if it turns out Resi 7 has the same gameplay as Beginning Hour. I'll be done with this series that I've loved.

Quellist:
i can't see any immediate link to Umbrella, BOW's or anything similar.

Did you find the photograph?

Like you, I went through it pretty damn quickly but then on a second playthrough it turned out I missed loads of stuff.

008Zulu:

Infernai:
Ohh, the Resident Evil Fans are gonna have fun with this...

I think we... they, will be more obsessed over the possibility that it will be a tech demo for the PS4's VR capabilities, rather than a fully fleshed out game.

I'm pissed that it is an Amnesia clone.

Isn't the first person thing just part of the teaser demo, though? It's hard to imagine a Resident Evil title that isn't on-rails first person.

OuendanCyrus:
Isn't the first person thing just part of the teaser demo, though? It's hard to imagine a Resident Evil title that isn't on-rails first person.

I've been thinking the same thing. I mean P.T was in first person but it's safe to assume that Silent Hills would've been third person like normal.

anthony87:

OuendanCyrus:
Isn't the first person thing just part of the teaser demo, though? It's hard to imagine a Resident Evil title that isn't on-rails first person.

I've been thinking the same thing. I mean P.T was in first person but it's safe to assume that Silent Hills would've been third person like normal.

Exactly, had Silent Hills not been canceled and actually came out, I was expecting a game that looked NOTHING like P.T. and perhaps would only make subtle references to the stuff in P.T.

This looks nothing like Resident Evil, this looks like it's just banking off of the hype from PT and the cancelled Silent Hills. It's like Capcom saw the backlash for how action-oriented and combat focused RE6 was and decided to go the complete opposite direction by making the new RE all about jump scares and spooky exploration instead of the survival and puzzle solving aspects (if the demo is anything to go by).

ShakerSilver:
This looks nothing like Resident Evil, this looks like it's just banking off of the hype from PT and the cancelled Silent Hills. It's like Capcom saw the backlash for how action-oriented and combat focused RE6 was and decided to go the complete opposite direction by making the new RE all about jump scares and spooky exploration instead of the survival and puzzle solving aspects (if the demo is anything to go by).

To be fair what they are showing is the opposite of jump scares. It is more atmosphere building taking a cue from Silent Hill. There was an interview yesterday that confirmed you play as a new character but not the person in this teaser. There will be BOW's and plenty of combat and gun use. According to the suits being interviewed this was more of a showcase of the games atmosphere then of gameplay. I actually am quite interesting to see how the final product turns out.

Well, at least capcom is willing to try something new with the series. It's too bad it feels like they are doing it for all the wrong reasons: RE6 sucked and they needed to do something different, but this feels like they are just jumping on the bandwagon or they got bribed by sony. It also feels like they decided to look at what's trending in horror now and spent the last couple of years watching low budget shaky cam movies and hour after hour of Markiplier.

All that bitching aside, my only real complaint is that it's a Resident Evil game. It doesn't look like one. It doesn't feel like one. But other than that it actually looks pretty good. Those graphics are amazing and if the gameplay can pull it off it ought to be a worthwhile ride.

I just feel like maybe they'd find more success if they didn't make it an RE game. Or, you know, made it some sort of distantly related spin off series.

I've been a fan since day 1, and I'm not mad about this. At least, I'm holding out hope that the teaser is more of a sign that their focus is on horror, but I'm not totally stoked about the game being entirely in first person unless they nail the VR. This isn't "going back to their roots", the first 3 RE games were B-movie schlock by horror standards and the teaser is kiiiiinda like that, but more Texas Chainsaw Massacre than monster movie mash.

The last time they took a scorched-earth approach and bent on the action we got RE4 which of course is fucking amazing, so I don't mind them burning down the house of Re 5-6. I can only hope that they do a better job of stretching out the Amnesia/Outlast formula to a longer length and quality better than Alien: Isolation did, and try some genuinely new things with that format. There's a hell of a lot worse they can do than fulfill Konami's bullshit with P.T., especially with Allison Road being cancelled.

Looks like a heel-face turn after RE6 - good. Though if Evil Within is anything to go by, expect the game to be nothing like the demo.

DrunkOnEstus:
There's a hell of a lot worse they can do than fulfill Konami's bullshit with P.T., especially with Allison Road being cancelled.

In the name of Harman...

It took them 6 games and a VR requirement to get that shitty camera angles does not work.

Is the Japanese verson called, "Biohazard: Resident evilu"?

Well, it's not really classic RE, but it's still way better then the garbage we've been stuck with for the last few years.

There is only one possible reaction to this news.

Some people are excited because "oh hey it'll be a transition back to horror!" I don't understand this mentality given that the series was never purely a horror game to begin with. It was action-horror with a load of campy James Bondy key crest puzzles, and I loved every second of it. Looking at the footage of 7 makes me think of Amnesia or that other first-person horror game (the one with night vision camera bullshit - I can never remember the name). It doesn't make me think Resident Evil at all.

Hide'n'Seek "Horror".

All the rumours about 7 being a classic, more back-to-the-roots. Hah.

And all I got was cringe and even nose-bleed. How can you be so fucking stupid?

There is a massive drought quality-wise in the genre. Capcom had two options:

Make a classic RE as part 7. The remakes sold like crazy. The signs were right on to this.

Or make a spin-off. A spin-off can be first-person. But then risk something and go psycho-horror. And a spin-off doesn't leave all the roots behind, like if it would- oh, I don't know, introduce an almost silent protagonist.

But instead, it seems like a rip-off of rip-offs of Amnesia: The Dark Corner to Hide and Be Sought After, Spooky.

RE 6 is going to become not the worst main-entry anymore. Holy shit.

 

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