The latest installment of Resident Evil will land on the Windows 10 Store in joining Steam and Xbox One.
The Windows 10 Store doesn't have a vast amount of major third-party PC titles so far, the biggest being Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. That trend looks to be slowly changing, however.
In an article posted on Dengeki, Capcom confirmed that Resident Evil 7 will hit the Windows 10 Store in along with Steam, Xbox One, and PS4.
Additionally, the Xbox One and Windows 10 Store version will share saves across devices and reach up to 4K resolution on capable PCs. This indicates that RE7 is being developed for UWP, and thus, will be immediately ready for Project Scorpio when it launches in 2017. Resident Evil 7 will also support HDR on the Xbox One S.
I asked Capcom PR if Resident Evil 7 will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, which would allow you to purchase the game once for play across both Xbox One and Windows 10. Capcom Europe replied with the following:
"The Windows Store release of RE7 will allow players to share their play data with the Xbox One release. There's no more details at this time."
Considering the fact that the timed Xbox and Windows 10 Store exclusive Dead Rising 4 won't support Xbox Play Anywhere, I think it's unlikely that Resident Evil 7 will be joining the program. Still, it's encouraging to see more major AAA devs consider the Windows 10 Store as an additional target for PC distribution, given Steam's near-total dominance of the platform.
Resident Evil 7 takes the core franchise into the first-person for the first time, undoubtedly riffing on the cult popularity of the ill-fated Silent Hills. Hopefully, Resident Evil 7 will bring the aging series back to its survival horror roots, after several disappointing attempts at becoming more action-oriented.
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Resident Evil 7 launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam and the Windows 10 Store on January 24th, 2017.