If you’ve played the Resident Evil 7 demo on the PlayStation 4, you’ll likely understand why so many people are hailing the game as a refreshing change for the franchise, and one of the scariest titles in years. 'The beginning hour' had been a PS4 exclusive, but PC owners will finally be able to experience it on December 19.

Capcom has put a lot of effort into the Resi 7 demo – it’s been updated twice since release, receiving the final “Midnight” update over the weekend. It adds more rooms, endings, and a handgun, all of which will be included in the PC version. The PlayStation Experience keynote also saw a new trailer unveiled, revealing a little more information about what’s going on in the game.

As expected, there will be a host of PC-specific settings and graphics options available for the demo and full title. Capcom published the minimum and recommended PC hardware specs back in September, which are as follows:

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 or better
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x
  • DirectX: Version 11

Capcom notes that those shooting for 1080p at 30 frames per second with minimum specs may have to either lower texture resolutions or disable streaming textures.


Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280X or better
  • DirectX: Version 11

Resident Evil 7 moves the franchise from its traditional third-person view to first-person perspective. The series had become increasingly action-packed over the years, but this seventh installment puts the focus back on horror with its Amnesia-like and scares. There’s also virtual reality support to make the experience all the more terrifying; sadly for owners of PC VR headsets, the feature is exclusive to the PlayStation VR for a year.

Resident Evil 7 releases January 24, 2017 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.