Capcom promoted Resident Evil Village with a series of demonstrations over time that left some fans quarreling to release it on time. However, the PC players apparently exceeded the 60-minute deadline for the demonstration. Resident Evil Village comes out later this week, but Capcom is giving fans a chance to explore some key locations earlier thanks to a time-limited demonstration. The 60-minute demonstration, launched for all platforms, allows players to explore the village and parts of the castle in exactly one hour.
If you do not complete the demo on time, you will be launched from the session and it will lead to a trailer.
Once you’ve played the demo, it’s actually pretty easy to see all the content the demo has to offer over time, but for computer gamers who may want to spend extra time entertaining the Resident Evil̵
7;s gothic setting, there’s a quick way to bypass a demonstration 60-minute timer.
The method is shared on Steam pages and actually only involves deleting a few files. This will reset your progress and timer, allowing you to do the 60-minute demonstration again from the beginning. It’s not perfect and won’t unlock any content that isn’t in the demo yet, but it’s great for players who want to explore the environment further and study the details more closely.
IGN widely covered Resident Evil Village as part of IGN First. We got a chance to play Village by hand for five hours, so check out our review, along with details about the mercenaries and how Village is a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7.
MattTM Kim is an IGN news editor.