Some recent evidence has surfaced online suggesting that Resident Evil 7’s VR experience for PlayStation VR might only be a timed exclusive experience for one year. Recently, a Reddit user noticed an ad on Facebook noting the exclusivity period for the VR version of Resident Evil 7. The ad reads, “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard coming in 2017 and exclusive to PlayStationVR for 12 months.” Capcom then commented on the the news to PC Gamer, claiming that no other VR formats for the game have been confirmed as of yet.
The Capcom rep stated, “Resident Evil 7 Biohazard will be available for PlayStation VR at launch on 24th January, 2017. Capcom has not confirmed any other VR formats at this time.”
Currently, Resident Evil 7 is set for a PC and console release later this January. However, it seems the only way to get the virtual reality experience for the game is with the PlayStation VR headset. But, the ad hints that the exclusivity period for the game could end by about 2018, perhaps paving the way for Oculus and/or HTC Vive releases for the game. That remains to be seen.
It seems more and more that “exclusive” content for games only really means that it is a timed exclusive. Case in point, Rise of the Tomb Raider turned to only be a timed exclusive for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. It was later released on PC, and then it got announced for a PlayStation 4 about a year later.
Resident Evil 7 arrives on January 24 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.