Everyone wants more of the vampire lady. PlayStation users have already had the chance to play a demo of Resident Evil Village earlier in the year, but this time everyone is invited, even if things are a bit complicated. PlayStation users still get a nice and healthy Early Access, but Xbox, PC, and Stadia gamers will be able to access it a bit later. We’ll take a look:
The demo is divided into two parts: the village and the castle, which are terribly reminiscent of Resident Evil 4, cited as a major inspiration here. You spend 30 minutes in each zone and have an exceptionally short window to do so. Let’s take a look at the schedule
Village demo, early access to PlayStation, available for 8 hours:
- North America: April 17, 5:00 p.m. PDT
- Europe: April 18, 7:00 p.m. CEST
Castle Demo, PlayStation Early Access, available for 8 hours:
- North America: April 24, 5:00 p.m. PDT
- Europe: April 25, 7:00 p.m. CEST
Full, cross-platform demo, available for 24 hours:
- North America: May 1, 5:00 p.m. PDT
- Europe: May 2, 2:00 a.m. CEST
Honestly, I’m a little more interested in how the PlayStation Early Access demo is rolled out: one section at a time, in these short little windows. It certainly works in the sense of the occasion, although I’m concerned that the 8 hour window could easily shut out some people: even a 24 hour window can easily shut out people if they have something to do that day, or you. That’s the trade-off you get for the feeling of the special, I guess, even though we can play the full game a few weeks later.
So we’ll see how it goes tomorrow: Xbox and PC users can look forward to feedback from PlayStation users to see how much they want to change their schedules to ensure they can make their own demo dates. , but a week of waiting really. is not that bad. This still has a lot of the AAA release schedule to itself for this particular moment, so I expect this game to be pretty big.