Resident Evil 7 Joining Xbox Game Pass ‘Soon’
Not to sound like a shill, but Xbox Game Pass is pretty great. I try to pick and choose which games I pick up, generally giving things I’m not to sure about a miss (Blair Witch, for instance) in order to grab something I know for sure I want to play. Xbox Game Pass has made that problem almost completely go away, however. While titles do come and go from it (in much the same way as they do on Netflix), new and old games are part of the cycle and it’s a great way to keep up to date with things you’re unsure about. Being iffy on Blair Witch was a non-issue for me, because it came to Xbox Game Pass on release day. I’m not being paid to say any of this, really (PS4 is awesome and Halo 5 sucked), I’m just a fan. Coming soon down the pipeline are more fun titles, not the least of which will be 2017’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard!
— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) August 18, 2020
I often see comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages talking about how they just haven’t been able to get around to the 7th (8th?) numbered entry in the series, and now is the perfect chance! We absolutely loved Resident Evil 7 when it first released three years ago, and I still play it quite often (just nabbed the last of the 21 DLC chapter achievements, actually). The breath of fresh air the series needed so desperately after the triple threat of Operation Raccoon City, Resident Evil 6, and Umbrella Corps, I still can’t get over how damn good it is. From my review:
RE7 is so very much the game that I wanted 10 years ago, and the one it so much needed to be. RE7 is a new take on a genre that has more or less died off in the modern age within the AAA publisher space. It embodies a style of game design that we haven’t seen from the series since before RE4 changed everything.
Resident Evil is back, and I’m already hungry — starved — for more. It’s good to be home again.
This addition to game pass comes hot on the heels of Capcom announcing that Resident Evil 7 has officially broken RE5‘s record as being the second-best single release Capcom game of all time, and first place for RE as a whole. We don’t have a date for when RE7 lands on Game Pass, but considering the other games it’s listed alongside (like Tell Me Why), it’ll most likely be a late August/early September addition.