Want to try out that creepy Resident Evil 7 PlayStation VR demo but couldn’t get to events like E3 and Gamescom? Capcom has you covered.
The game’s developer and publisher is taking its anticipated new horror game on the road this year and it will be accompanied by Sony’s headset. To celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary the company is kicking off a tour in San Francisco, California. On September 15th between 11am and 3pm PST a truck will be showing off Resident Evil 7 in VR, not far from Capcom’s own offices at The Yard. More stops are planned, though Capcom hasn’t revealed exactly when it’s going where just yet.
The new Lantern section will be on display. Watch the trailer for it above; it’s pretty darn scary.
For many it’ll be the first chance to play the game at all, let alone in VR. Resident Evil 7 will be the first entry in the main series to support first-person play, which complements the headset support. Much of the game remains a mystery right now, though we do know it features players exploring a big, dark mansion. It’s had some issues since its reveal at E3 2016 back in June, with many people saying they experienced simulation sickness when playing, but the company is working on improving this area.
We got to sample the experience ourselves at PAX this year, though it was only an adaption of a prequel demo and not a slice of the main game. Still, it has suitable gore-spilling and death, and you can’t really complain about that can you?
Even though Resident Evil 7 also supports non-VR play it’s not surprising to see Capcom take this approach to marketing its game. The best way to get a feel for what VR is really like is to experience it for yourself and it’s hard to do that when PlayStation VR itself isn’t actually out and alternatives like the Oculus Rift and HTC are so much more expensive. Sony is also showing the device at Best Buys and other stores around the US right now.
Resident Evil 7 hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24th 2017. Possible support for PC-based VR headsets has not been announced.