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Resident Evil 7 demo getting one more update, plus more details on the final game

We've already had one update to the Resident Evil 7 demo (opens in new tab), adding some new areas and a partial use of the mystery finger - now we've been promised at least one more before the game arrives in January. 

In the interview below (via (opens in new tab) Resident Evil 7 (opens in new tab) producer Masachika Kawata said that "we do plan to update the demo on PSN for the players to experience the other aspects of the game. We don’t have a fixed date  but it will definitely be out before the game comes out". 

That January 24 release only leaves a couple of months to see what we can finally do with the finger (which since the last update is now attached to a hand). 

As for the game itself, Kawata explains it's a completely offline experience saying "the key concept of Resident Evil 7 is horror, so from the very beginning, we thought that playing alone will give the best horror experience". It's also a linear narrative with a combination of auto and manual saves that change depending on the dificulty you use: "if you choose a hard difficulty the save system will not be so nice to you".

Judging by what we've seen so far there's a lot of the game that isn't going to nice to you - a leaked ESRB rating promises a lot of gore for Resi 7 (opens in new tab). Which is kind of the point. 

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.