It has been 53 days. Approximately 53 days / 1272 hours / 7 weeks and 4 days / 76,320 minutes / 4.5M seconds since the Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour demo released on PS4 for PS+ members.
I sit here, staring at the screen, listening to the light jingle of the PlayStation store that ever so subtly taunts me. “PlayStation Plus Exclusive” – the words are seared into the back of my eyelids, silently echoing in my head. I sulk. I then go back to the game’s website, hoping to see something to ease my woes.
“If you’re a PlayStation®Plus subscriber, you can get exclusive access to a demo of Resident Evil 7 right now! (Additional platforms to follow at a later date.)” Those additional platforms? Xbox, PC and PlayStation 4 non-Plus members…
53 days, with no sign in sight. A reveal in September, you hint? But what about the mystery? What about the puzzles? What about us? What will we uncover over 53 days later? The mystery will have been solved. Xbox, PC, non-PS+ members like me – how much longer will we suffer? TGS? GamesCom? Halloween?
Resident Evil 7 may very well be the revival this series needs. But most of us can’t determine that, can we? Without a demo. Without a cause for hope, we sit. Waiting. Waiting until you show us why we should buy your game.