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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, 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 Resident Evil 7 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. 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.