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Resident Evil 7 Demo Hits 3 Million Downloads, Drops PS Plus Requirement

New heights for the horror game's demo.


The Resident Evil 7 demo has reached a new milestone. Capcom announced today that the Beginning Hour demo, as it's called, has racked up 3 million downloads since its release in June.

This is particularly noteworthy achievement, considering the demo is only available on PlayStation 4 and you have to have a PlayStation Plus subscription to play it (that's changing; see below). As of early July, the demo had reached 2 million downloads, which was good enough to set the record for the most-downloaded single-player PS4 demo in the first week of its release in North America.

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Beginning Hour is a prologue, but will not be part of the full Resident Evil 7 game, which will feature a different protagonist. The demo houses a number of seemingly unsolved mysteries, one of which Capcom has debunked.

In other news about the Resident Evil 7 demo, Capcom also announced today that it's releasing a new version of the demo, called Twilight, on September 17. This will allow players to explore "more of the mysterious, derelict mansion" featured in the original.

A trailer for the Twilight demo has also been released and can be seen here. You can grab the current Resident Evil 7 demo from the PlayStation Store here--and you no longer need a PS Plus membership.

Resident Evil 7 launches in January 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Capcom recently confirmed the game will not have microtransactions, while a third DLC chapter has been added to the season pass.

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