Capcom has finally released its long-awaited Xbox One X update for Resident Evil 7, bringing with it a range of fancy visual enhancements.
Once the patch is installed, Xbox One X owners can, according to Microsoft, enjoy 4K output, HDR support, and "improved skin tone display through Screen-Space Subsurface Scattering." You can see at least some of that in the accompanying comparison trailer below.
Resident Evil 7's long-promised update has been lingering around Microsoft's list of upcoming Xbox One X Enhancements for a good while now, so it's great to see it finally come to pass. Hopefully with this one crossed off the list, Capcom might finally get around to bringing VR support to Resident Evil 7 on PC some time soon. Eh, Capcom?
Resident Evil 7's long-delayed - and free - Not a Hero DLC will finally reach PS4, Xbox One, and PC on December 12th, along with the concluding season pass story episode End of Zoe. Both have been given a brand-new airing in Capcom's latest DLC video.
A Gold Edition of Resident Evil 7 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 12th December, Capcom has announced.
The Gold Edition includes the content from Resident Evil 7 as well as all three DLCs: Banned Footage Vol. 1, Banned Footage Vol. 2 and the upcoming DLC, End of Zoe.
The End of Zoe DLC reveals what happens to Zoe and lets players explore new swamp-filled areas. The DLC is included in the Gold Edition or available as an update for Season Pass members. Otherwise it can be bought separately for £11.99.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may not be the final chapter in the zombie film saga after all, as the production company in charge of the series, Constantin Film, has unveiled its plans to reboot the sci-fi horror franchise.
Resident Evil 7 sales have passed the 3.5m mark worldwide, developer Capcom's latest financial results have revealed.
But this is still 500k short of the bullish 4m target set by Capcom itself prior to the game's release in January this year (thanks, Gematsu).
Resident Evil 7 topped the UK charts with the third-best launch for the franchise in terms of week-one sales, behind only Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.
Not a Hero, Resident Evil 7's free epilogue expansion, has been delayed from its previous spring release window.
Resident Evil 7 boldly reinvented the survival horror series with a return to the franchise's roots reimagined as a first-person southern gothic adventure, but there's a couple of cool ideas that didn't make the cut that Capcom recently revealed in a "making of" documentary.
Resident Evil 7 is getting an upcoming free expansion, named Not a Hero, which stars series legend Chris Redfield - but fans had been speculating all was not what it seemed.
UPDATE 4PM: Reports are surfacing that the problem has been fixed. The original Reddit thread has been updated to say that person can now play the game, so the issue for them appears to have been resolved. I've separately downloaded, installed and played the game on Steam in the last hour and encountered no problems.
Resident Evil 7 may have been made in Japan, but that doesn't mean its native country is getting its native version. Either that or the Japanese version is the developer's intended vision and Capcom simply added more gore to appease a western audience's bloodlust. Either way, the Japanese edition of Resi 7 is less gory in a myriad of ways.
Capcom has released a new trailer for Resident Evil: Vendetta, a new CGI movie set in the same universe as the games.
UPDATE 03/02/2017 1.45pm: As it turns out someone has completed Resident Evil 7 using only a knife on Madhouse mode. It's Eurogamer reader Quizzle, who posted the following video of their arduous task:
Austrian company Denuvo has enjoyed unprecedented success against PC game piracy with games going uncracked for months - a feat seemingly impossible a few years ago. Notorious hacking group 3DM even predicted the end of PC game piracy altogether.
Resident Evil 7 is off to a solid sales start in the UK, hitting top spot in this week's chart.
The horror game is the third-best week one debut for the Resident Evil series in the UK. The week one record is held by Resident Evil 5, which launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2009. Resident Evil 7 launched on PC, PS4 and Xbox One (the PS4 version works with PSVR).
For some reason, UK numbers company Chart-Track failed to mention the second-best week one debut for Resident Evil. Presumably it's 2012's Resident Evil 6.
Braved your way to the end of Resident Evil 7? Stay put until after the credits and Capcom will reward you with the promise of free DLC.
A batch of broken Baker Mansion statues has left GAME customers with a last-minute refund rather than their £99 Resident Evil 7 Collector's Edition.
Stock of the special edition pack - exclusive to GAME in the UK - was delivered damaged, the UK retailer has admitted.
One GAME customer told Eurogamer he was only informed of the issue yesterday, at the last possible minute. Resident Evil 7 launched this morning in the UK.
Resident Evil 7 launches today, but you won't have to wait long for even more survival horror.
With Resident Evil 7 launching today, series superfan and modder Rod Lima has reenvisioned the original adventure as a modern first-person affair in the following video:
Resident Evil 7 will be a Cross-Buy affair on Xbox One and Windows 10, meaning that if you buy it on one platform you'll get it on both.
There are plenty of custom console controllers out there. But few are as... disgusting as this one.
Watch out, Resi fans - a big spoiler from the ending of Resident Evil 7 has popped up online.
Someone is making an officially-licensed Resident Evil 7 candle for you to burn while playing the game.
Diligent dataminers on Reddit have delved into the code of Resident Evil 7's Beginning Hour demo, now that it's on PC, and the resulting file names have strongly hinted at the return of a familiar character from the series.
We have discovered the purpose of the mysterious "dummy finger" in the Resident Evil 7 demo.
Capcom's excellent Resident Evil 7 demo will at last get a PC launch - two weeks today on 19th December.
It wasn't my intention to make Resident Evil 7's director Kōshi Nakanishi apologise for the hours I wasted trying to find a use for the dummy finger in the game's Beginning Hour demo, but that's exactly what he did when I told him of my frustrations (which I think a good portion of the internet shared) during an interview last week at Capcom's headquarters.
"Sorry!" he laughed. "To be completely honest with you, all the commotion with the dummy finger was definitely a surprise for us. We were not expecting a response of that level, so yeah, we panicked a little bit.
"Our plan from the get-go was always to have the demo go side-by-side with the announcement, so we wanted to have a lot of puzzles in there that would lead to something else in the future. But it was always something we were planning on updating as time goes by, so we're hoping that everything ties together and it does leave a satisfying experience at the very end."
UPDATE 28/11/16: A week on from the US Resident Evil 7 Collector's Edition announcement comes word of the UK-specific version.
UPDATE 08/11/2016 5.26pm: The final two teasers in the Resident Evil 7 mini-trailer ad campaign have come out and they give us a glimpse of the sort of spooky foes we'll encounter.
Resident Evil 7's VR mode and Batman: Arkham VR are going to be exclusive to Sony's PlayStation VR for quite some time.
New ads on the official PlayStation Facebook page noted that Resident Evil 7 will be exclusive to PSVR for 12 months.
Batman: Arkham VR's exclusivity deal isn't as long as it will expire on 31st March 2017, over five months after the game's release on 13th October.
Despite being another four months away, Capcom has already revealed Resident Evil 7's PC system requirements.
UPDATE September 16th 2016: Here's a rundown of what's new in the Resident Evil 7 1.01 demo update - including a use for one of the teaser's most mysterious items. Be wary of spoilers ahead if you've yet to try it yourself.
The biggest addition is an entirely new room in attic, which you can access almost immediately by starting the demo over again and using the Fuse that's found in the opening area's secret compartment.
Inside are several never-before-seen items, but none seemingly have any application. There's some Handgun Ammo (but no Handgun), a Basement Key (but no door to use it on) and an 'Object made with Celluloid'. This in particular combines with the Dummy Finger - which Capcom teased its fans about since the demo's release in June - to create the Dummy's Left Hand. This, however, doesn't seem to have any use either.
New Resident Evil 7 details have emerged out of a Capcom presentation at game developer conference CEDEC, along with pictures revealing new characters.
Capcom has kept pretty quiet about the plot and characters of Resident Evil 7, choosing instead to slowly tease out information via a number of mysterious demos.
However, a new ESRB listing for the game reveals several things - including the name of the game's main character.
Here's your complimentary spoiler warning.
A new Resident Evil 7 trailer has been released, this time starring a female character.
The trailer takes the form of a found video tape - something that should be familiar to anyone who played the Beginning Hour demo released at E3 this year - in which a woman attempts to send a final message to a man named Ethan. Rather more pressingly, however, she's being chased around an underground labyrinth by a lantern bearing woman, who was introduced to us previously as Marguerite.
As you can see yourself from the trailer, the area she's trying to escape from turns out to be beneath the house from the first teaser, suggesting the mystery goes far deeper than previously thought. Quite literally.
The sixth Resident Evil film will take the series back to its Raccoon City roots, as evidenced in the below trailer.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is due to launch in January next year and finally bring the 15-year-long movie series to a close.
The Final Chapter is once again written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and, unless its title is completely misleading, will finally round out the series.
Resident Evil 7's healing items have been detailed by Capcom - and there's a twist to how the game's health system might work.
The hype around Resident Evil 7 may have settled down a little, especially now we know we have to wait to find out the true use of that finger, but the feeling around the game still seems positive.
UPDATE 16th September 2016: At last, there's a use for the mysterious Dummy Finger in the demo's latest update - you can read how in our Resident Evil 7 endings and demo secrets guide.
Resident Evil 7's lead developers have reassured fans the full game won't be a ghost story, despite the recent playable demo and announcement trailer suggesting otherwise.
Resident Evil 5 and 6 were full of guns. Resident Evil 7, not so much.
The Resident Evil 7 demo currently available on PS4 for PlayStation Plus subscribers isn't actually part of the full game.
UPDATE 2: Capcom confirmed on its blog that the entirety of Resident Evil 7 will be in first-person.
"In the classic Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7ramps up that tension with an immersive first-person view and a photorealistic graphical style," said Capcom's Tim Turi.
Capcom also noted that this sequel is set after RE6 and will transpire in a "foreboding, derelict plantation mansion in rural America."