Capcom’s debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, Resident Evil VII biohazard, has in many ways set the standard for the medium. AAA production values, a lengthy campaign and easily accessible VR has lead to the videogame becoming a leading light on PlayStation VR, and the latest statistics suggest that this isn’t going to change any time soon.
VRFocus recently reported that, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), Resident Evil VII biohazard ‘increased PlayStation VR playtimes by approximately 100%’. That’s no mean feat, as most PlayStation VR experiences are designed for 15-20 minute play sessions. However, Resident Evil VII biohazard has achieved another record, with more than 300,000 PlayStation 4 owners having experienced the videogame through its VR mode at home. This equates to 11.54 % of all players.
The statistics update comes via Capcom’s official Resident Evil VII biohazard website, wherein information is collated via players who have enabled the in-game data transmission option. Thusly, the actual number of players using VR with Resident Evil VII biohazard is likely to be higher as not all will have enabled this feature within the videogame.
Resident Evil VII biohazard is soon to be re-released as a ‘Gold Edition’, which will include all of the downloadable content (DLC) available for the videogame. This will likely lead to an influx of new players and potentially more users in VR. The Resident Evil VII biohazard Gold Edition will hit retail and digital distribution channels on 12th December 2017, and can be pre-ordered via Amazon now.
The PlayStation VR hardware has itself recently received a re-release. A new model, known as the CUH-ZVR2, arrived in Japan last month and brought with it a boost to PlayStation VR sales. North American and European sales are also likely to receive an increase in sales as the holiday season approaches.
Following the recent delay in the launch of both Supermassive Games’ forthcoming PlayStation VR titles – The Inpatient and Bravo Team – the highlights remaining on the 2017 release schedule include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and DOOM VFR. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on these and other videogame titles coming to PlayStation VR.