It looks like you’ll be able to play Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on VR devices besides the PlayStation VR– if you’re willing to wait a year.
Reddit user “Xx-MCXCVI-xX” noticed on a Resident Evil advertisement some interesting text. The top left reads “PlayStation VR”, and the top right reads “PlayStation VR EXCLUSIVE”. But the bottom right, in fine print, reads: “RESIDENT EVIL 7 BIOHAZARD coming in 2017 and exclusive to PlatStation VR for 12 months”
This is an unfortunate way for this news to spread, as neither Sony nor Capcom has announced this timed exclusivity yet. As far as we’ve known up until now, Resident Evil 7 was only going to be available to PlayStation VR. Likely candidates for 2018 releasers of the game are HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
The exclusivity Sony held only extended to the VR version of the game, anyway; Xbox One and PC are also getting the non-VR version alongside the PlayStation 4. Sony has another advantage on the other versions, even with only temporary VR exclusivity: The game will support 4K and HDR on PlayStation 4 Pro.
Speaking of exclusivity, you can download a free (and evolving) demo of the game, “Beginning Hour”, exclusively on the PlayStation 4. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard releases January 24th.