From today you can broadcast a free demo of Resident Evil Village from Capcom websitewithout the need for a sophisticated gaming computer, Xbox or PlayStation. The demo is similar to what is available on other platforms, allowing players to explore parts of the village and the castle. This appetizer for one of the best-selling games last year was powered by Immersive Stream for Games, a version of Stadia technology that Google licenses to others.

The demo will work on almost any computer, as well as phones and tablets with iOS and Android, as long as the device can process high-definition video and have a stable enough Internet connection (with a download speed of at least 10 Mbps). Works in Chrome on Windows, macOS and Android. On iOS, you can try it out in Safari. The resolution reaches 1080p and there is no HDR mode.

PlayStation DualShock 4 and Xbox One controllers are officially supported, but other peripherals may work. Alternatively, you can use touch controls on a mobile phone or mouse and keyboard.


As with Stadia’s click-to-play trials, you don’t need to register to play the demo. It is worth noting that you will be interrupted after 10 minutes of inactivity. There is no save function, so you will have to restart again if you disconnect. You can play as many times as you want and there is no time limit, unlike previous versions of the demo.

Capcom is Google’s second partner for Immersive Stream for Games. AT&T has begun offering its wireless customers free access to Batman: Arkham Asylum last october and Control: Ultimate Edition last month. Capcom, however, seems more of a natural friend.

Back in February, Inside information announced that Google is looking to secure deals with Capcom, Peloton and others to build the licensing aspect of its gaming streaming business. It is assumed that Capcom can use the technology to stream demos from its website, which turned out to be the case. It could even be a precursor to Capcom running its own game streaming store.

With others Resident Evil Village news, Capcom introduces the Mac game later this year. It is also working on a version for the upcoming PlayStation VR2 headphones.

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