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Resident Evil 7's VR prologue could be exclusive to PlayStation VR for a year

Facebook advert suggests Resident Evil 7's VR experience is a timed exclusive.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard's VR mode will be exclusive to Sony's PlayStation VR for 12 months, according to an advert spotted on Facebook. As noted in a Reddit post, the small print at the bottom of the advert indicates it could be released for other VR platforms after a year.

"Resident Evil 7 Biohazard coming in 2017 and exclusive to PlayStation VR for 12 months," it reads.

As of yet, Capcom has not officially announced Resident Evil 7's VR experience for any other platforms. GameSpot has contacted the company for a statement.

Capcom launched the VR-supported Beginning Hour demo for Resident Evil 7 during E3 2016. This section of the game is a standalone prologue to the main game and will not be featured in the final Resident Evil 7 experience.

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The virtual reality portion of Resident Evil 7 appears to have an exclusivity window on the PlayStation VR.

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On September 16, Capcom released an update for the Resident Evil 7's Beginning Hour demo called the "Twilight" demo. It allows players to explore "more of the mysterious, derelict mansion" featured in it.

Resident Evil 7 is set to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24, 2017. A deluxe version of Resident Evil 7 will be available for $89.99 in the US and includes the game and a season pass with three extra story chapters.

The first DLC will be made up of four short side stories, while the second adds another episode to the main game. It is unclear what the new DLC will provide as of yet.

For Europe, the standard edition of Resident Evil 7 is available to pre-order for €64.99/£49.99 and will have a custom theme for the console. A Day-1 Survival Edition, which will be available to pre-order at a special price of €69.99/£52.99 up until release, has the theme and the Survival Pack: Recovery Set. This includes consumable healing items, an early unlock of the insanely difficult Madhouse mode and a mysterious Lucky Coin in-game defense item.

On September 14, Capcom confirmed Resident Evil 7 won't have microtransactions, as many AAA games do these days. GameSpot recently got the opportunity to play the upcoming survival-horror game and found that it continues to break tradition.