E3 2016: Resident Evil 7 could feature multiple stories
Update: After speaking with a Capcom representative, we can confirm that Resident Evil 7 won’t be episodic. And details on the add-on content will be revealed at a later date.
With confirmation that Resident Evil 7’s PlayStation Plus (timed) exclusive demo is its own thing (specifically a prelude to the events of the main game), we now have some more information to share about the structure of the game itself.
It looks like we’ll be dealing with multiple storylines and what could be an episodic experience. Aside from fan theories, we don’t really know much about Resident Evil 7’s story. And Capcom wants to keep it that way for now. But, thanks to the game’s listing on the PlayStation Store, we now know that there will be at least 4 other stories to expand the game, and an extra episode.
The game’s deluxe edition, priced at $79.99, will include not only a dynamic theme for your PlayStation 4, but also 2 add-on content packs. The first pack comes with four short side stories to complement the main game, and the second pack comes with one additional story episode. (For comparison’s sake, pre-ordering the game’s standard edition will get you the dynamic theme and what’s being called Survival Pack DLC.)
This confirms that the game will definitely have more than one storyline running through its infected veins. This also indicates that the game could potentially be episodic in terms of its narrative structure. NOT episodic like a Telltale game, or even Revelations 2, though. We’re still getting the entire game on one disc.