Resident Evil 7 demo now available for all, updated with new content

No PS Plus requirement to try out Capcom’s new twist on survival horror

Hello again PlayStation fans! Lots of you are familiar with what we’ve shown of Resident Evil 7 so far, from the first phone ring of the reveal trailer to the desperation of a mysterious woman on a frantic escape from a derelict mansion. Now we’re back with news about the RE7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo, and more!

We’ve been expanding upon the world of Resident Evil 7 and the mysterious plantation house in Louisiana in which the game takes place, hinting at the terrors that lie within, and many of you have had the chance to experience these horrors for yourself by playing the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo.


Of course, you know I’m here to talk about more than that… We’ve just announced a new update for the demo, the Twilight version update, which expands on what you can do and explore. The update will be available later today! That’s not all – this demo will be available for every PlayStation 4 user, meaning that PlayStation Plus is no longer required to gain access to the plantation house and dig into the mansion’s mysteries. Now is your chance to investigate on your own if you haven’t had the chance to before, as both newcomers and veterans of Beginning Hour will be able to see what’s changed in the run-down rooms and decrepit corridors.

We’ve also got some exciting news about the Digital version of the game available for pre-order on PSN across Europe.


The standard edition of the title will include a custom theme for the console. Users in EMEA Sony regions also have the option to pre-order either the Day-1 Survival Edition or Deluxe Edition of the upcoming horror release. The Day-1 Survival Edition will only be available to purchase up until the game’s full release at a special price, and will contain both the custom theme and the Survival Pack: Recovery Set which includes consumable healing items, an early unlock of the insanely difficult Madhouse mode, and a mysterious Lucky Coin in-game defense item.


The Deluxe Edition will include all the content from the Day-1 Survival Edition as well as a Season Pass containing access to three additional playable story episodes which will be launching after the title’s release on 24 January, 2017.

If that isn’t enough incentive, Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be fully playable in the included optional PlayStation VR mode to provide a fully immersive experience when fear comes home on January 24th, 2017!

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“Users in EMEA Sony regions” sorry? What? Who? Why? Is that me? Can I get the super duper exclusive content? Or will I be missing out??

EMEA = Europe, Middle East, Africa.

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard or Biohazard 7 Resident Evil as they say in Japan. :) :) :)

Resi 7 looks a bit too grim for me.

“No PS Plus requirement to try out Capcom’s new twist on survival horror” So why does it say “Playstation-Plus Exclusive” in the Store? Wow!

Maybe as the update wont go live until later today?


because its a usk 18 title so you still need ps+ in germany


They literally said in the article that it was gonna be updated later today

Amazing i cant wait thank you so much for updating the demo =D

Good thing it doesn’t require ps plus because mines just expired and I deleted the demo just to make space for the witcher 3

So, do we finally get some use for that finger ?



Who would eat dinner with those guys? :D

Hi so when can you get this updated demo as i cant see any update for the demo and have even checked for updates and nothing so date of when this update is please


i already played it yesterday morning. the update is definitely out. it probably updated without you noticing. it should be version 1.01


Oh man, I can’t wait! As I’ve become an old man, I will definately be found dead on my living room floor wearing VR goggles and clutching my chest within a couple of years. Woohoo!

Can someone help me where new demo? All I see old Demo please help.

It’s the same Demo, it’s just been updated.


Does anyone know if there is separate demo for Lantern? I have downloaded beginning hour but there are no other options to see the new content. The demo has updated as well with the new space added to the attic so I am a bit confused!

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