Capcom has announced that the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo has set the record for the most downloaded single-player demo on the PlayStation 4 in the first first week of it’s release in North America. The demo, which is only available to PlayStation Plus subscribers, has also managed to reach over 2 million downloads globally.
The teaser demo was released on June 13 following Sony’s E3 press conference last month and portrays events leading up to the main game, though it itself is a prologue and will not be a part of the full game. The teaser is apparently fully representative of the kind of experiences that will be present in the main game but the developers say that they didn’t want to spoil any of the games content, so they created a separate demo. This also means that unlike previous entries in the franchise, Resident Evil 7 will be an entirely first person experience.
Regardless of all the changes, the game is still set in the same universe and will feature many of the same anchors present in the series previously. The developers have also mentioned that they do not intend to pull the the demo from the PlayStation Store. The full game is set for a January 24, 2017 release date and will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the PC.