Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version Game Announced for Switch
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Japanese website for CAPCOM's Resident Evil 7: biohazard game revealed on Sunday that the game will get a new version in Japan for the Nintendo Switch titled Biohazard 7: resident evil Cloud Version. The new version will be available in Japan on Thursday.
The new version is playable through the cloud by accessing CAPCOM's servers. Like all cloud-based games, the servers run the game, and stream it to the player's device, feeding player inputs back to the server running the game. The game requires no download. The version includes the "Banned Footage Vol. 1," "Banned Footage Vol. 2," "Not a Hero," and "End of Zoe" DLC content, as well as a new control scheme that takes advantage of the Switch's Joy-Con controllers.
Resident Evil 7: biohazard shipped for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in January 2017. The game is fully compatible and playable on Sony's PlayStation VR headset, and it supports 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro. The game shipped in Japan in January 2017 under the title Biohazard 7: resident evil.
The game has sold 5.1 million copies as of March 31.
The game also won the Virtual Reality Game of the Year award at the The SXSW Gaming Awards in March, the Best VR/AR Game award at The Game Awards 2017 last December, and the Best VR award at the 35th Golden Joystick Awards last November. The game also won the Best VR Audio award at the 16th Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) Awards event on March 22.
Source: Biohazard 7: resident evil Official Japanese Website