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Resident Evil Village demo now available on PS5, other platforms get it later

Published: 03:16, 22 January 2021
resident evil village screenshot showing female character
Playtesters were controlling a female charachter with a lantern

Capcom released the Resident Evil: Village demo for PlayStation 5 with a few caveats but other platforms will have to wait altogether.

Sony kicked off with another exclusivity deal as Capcom released RE: Village demo only their platform. You can already go to the PS store and download the demo for free in order to try the game out.

There are a few quirks about the demo that you should be aware of. First, and possibly the most important one, is that the demo doesn't take place in RE: Village story. It is standalone and will only be connected to the actual game through references in the latter. On that note, you don't play Ethan, the actual game's protagonist, either.

It appears that Capcom is just looking to showcase what the game has to offer without spoiling any of the story, which is rather nice if you think about it - the fans will be able to make an informed decision on whether to buy the game or not and the final experience will not be diminished by trying out the demo.

While RE: Village is coming out on May 7, 2021, it will be preceded by the second part of the demo, which is said to be coming during this year's spring. It is this part that will be available on all platforms and not just PS5.

Maiden, the demo currently available on PS5, features raytracing which should make the game a bit more striking.

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