Gone are the days when most future games, especially high profile ones, came with playable demos before launch. Game publishers nowadays are more careful to disclose to the public anything that fans can use against them if things are not their way. That’s what made the Resident Evil Village demo quite remarkable these days, but, unfortunately, it was too short to matter. The fans definitely made their discontent clear, enough for Capcom to relent.
Capcom is making a lot of noise about the next major installment of the Resident Evil franchise, along with other forms of gameplay, including a VR version. Naturally, fans of the series are quite excited about this and are looking forward to the game demo that is scheduled to air next month on all supported platforms. Of course, there are limits to these demos, but the biggest and perhaps most atrocious is how long they will be available.
To his credit, Capcom was at least sincere about the fact that the 60-minute demo for Resident Evil Village will be available for only 24 hours. This means that all players, whether they are RE fans or newbies, have only one day to actually take a test drive. It doesn’t matter if you have real-life concerns to take care of first.
The fans were naturally not amused and complained about the somewhat petty and irrational limitation. Capcom happily reconsidered and is giving players across all platforms a week to see the Village. Start dates vary by region, but all three markets will have at least the same 7 days, regardless.
That said, you still have only 60 minutes of game time to spend, even if spread out over a week. The demo will allow players to explore the Demitrescu village and castle in 30-minute chunks. We hope it will be enough to whet the fans’ appetite until the game’s launch on May 7th.