Resident Evil 7 Is PlayStation VR Exclusive For a Year

Resident Evil 7 Is PlayStation VR Exclusive For a Year

Sony is making sure that people have a reason to pick up PlayStation VR.

An advertisement found on the official PlayStation Facebook page points to Capcom's Resident Evil 7 and Warner Bros' Batman: Arkham VR being timed exclusives. Batman: Arkham VR is exclusive to PlayStation VR until March 2017, at which point it'll likely come to PC via Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

Resident Evil 7 is a multiplatform title, coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, so it's likely the exclusive refers only to the VR mode of the game. The game is played in first-person and Capcom has vowed that the game is playable in VR from beginning to end. While you'll be able to pick up the PC version on Steam, it probably won't be VR active until the exclusivity period is up.

It's worth noting that this is part of what Sony can bank on with PlayStation VR. Major publishers like Capcom, Warner Bros Interactive, EA, and Activision all have some content coming to the PlayStation VR, but those companies have yet to release anything for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It seems those large publishers believe in Sony's ability to bring VR to mainstream audiences. Ubisoft is one of the few publishers making games for Rift and Vive.

PlayStation VR is coming to PlayStation 4 on October 13, 2016. Resident Evil 7 is launching on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on January 24, 2017.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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