The Resident Evil 7 teaser has become the most popular single-player demo ever released on the PlayStation 4.
Resident Evil 7‘s Teaser: Beginning Hour has been downloaded more than 2 million times since it was revealed at Sony’s 2016 E3 press conference. The demo is currently able to be downloaded solely by PlayStation Plus subscribers.
“We would like to thank all our fans for the feedback and support,” developer Capcom said in a press release. “The nail-biting exploration and terrifying atmosphere in the demo is just a taste of what can be expected [in the final game].”
The demo available is a preview of the upcoming Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which is set to be released on January 24th, 2017 for consoles, PC and for PlayStation VR. However, this demo is more about understand the vibe and setting of the game as the short 20-minute playthrough will not actually appear in the finished game.
“We really want to focus on what concepts we want players to understand about the game with the demo, and that’s horror. This is a tonal preview of what to expect in the game, rather than a little bit of game content you’re getting in advance,” said game director Kōshi Nakanishi. “In the 20 year history of Resident Evil, you know that the key pillars of the game are fear and horror, exploration of the environment, puzzle-solving elements, resource management, and combat against enemies. Those are all in this game, but we wanted to start off with the first two – horror and exploration – and get you experiencing those two pillars up front.”