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E3 2016: Resident Evil 7 Takes Place After the Events of RE6 and ‘is not a Reboot’

by | @Konman72 | on June 14, 2016

Resident Evil 7

Today at E3 2016 I got to go hands-on with Resident Evil 7 in VR. While players on PS4 have been able to access this same demo at home, the VR really adds a layer of immersion to the game. I’ll have my full impressions posted later on, but for now there was some info shared by Capcom that warranted sharing.

For me, seeing Resident Evil 7 was a huge surprise, with the game looking very different than any other game in the series. Many probably assumed that it was a reboot, but Capcom was clear that Resident Evil 7 “is not a reboot.” They also placed it as a true sequel, saying that it “takes place after the events of RE6.

Capcom has also confirmed that this section is merely an indicator of the style and themes of the actual game. Players will find a similar gameplay experience when RE7 hits, but this actual portion of the experience is just for the demo. You will also be playing as a different, and brand new protagonist.

Resident Evil 7 looks like a totally fresh take on the survival horror genre, pushing the well-worn series into new terrain in a big way. This is true with or without VR. Keep an eye out for more RE7 news from E3 2016 as the week unfolds.

Resident Evil 7 hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24th, 2017.

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