The original 24-hour window will now end on May 9.
Resident Evil Village launches in less than two weeks, but before the full game is out, Capcom is giving players the chance to get a taste of what it will have in store with playable demos. PlayStation players have already gotten very brief glimpses of the game, first with the Maiden demo earlier this year, and then snippets of the game’s Village and Castle sections over the last couple of weeks.
A demo combining those two sections will be going live across all platforms on day one, but responding to criticism for the convoluted way the demo’s release has been structured and the fact that it will only be available within a 24-hour period (with a hard 60 minute time limit), Capcom have confirmed that the demo’s availability period is being increased.
Still going live at 5 PM PDT on May 1, the demo will now remain live for over a week, and will be available until May 9 5 PM PDT. The 60 minute time limit within the demo itself will still be in place, but at least now you don’t have to contend with an incredibly short window to be able to try it out.
Resident Evil Village is out on May 7 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.
We’ve heard your feedback and are extending the availability period for the final 60-minute multi-platform #REVillage demo.
The original 24-hour window starting 5PM PDT May 1 (1AM BST May 2) has been increased by a week, and now ends at the same times on May 9 PDT (May 10 BST). pic.twitter.com/8VKEU8bMnu
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) April 26, 2021