Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. The game was released worldwide in January 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 – with support for the PlayStation VR headset – and Xbox One. It is the eleventh main entry and 24th entry overall in the Resident Evil franchise. It is the first main series installment to be played from a first-person perspective.
The story follows civilian Ethan Winters as he searches for his wife Mia, which leads him to a derelict plantation inhabited by the Baker family. Ethan makes use of weapons and tools in the fight against the Baker family, and the "Molded", a humanoid form of bacteria. Healing items are used in the event of injury and there are puzzles that may be solved to further the story. Instead of being action-oriented like Resident Evil 5 and 6, the survival horror element present in earlier installments took priority. Thus, the game uses a first-person perspective. It is the first full-length game to be developed in the RE Engine.
Resident Evil 7 received generally favorable reviews, which praised the gameplay, graphics, and design. PlayStation VR was hailed for increasing player involvement. However, it was also subject to complaint, with decreased resolution and physical discomfort cited as its chief offenses. Further criticism was directed at the game's boss battles and the final chapter of the game. It had the third-best sales debut in the series and has sold over 3 million copies.