Fans of the franchise can now play the Resident Evil Village game demo on all platforms and will be limited to 1 hour.
Players can now try out the game demo on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam and Stadia. The problem is that it will be limited only to one hour. After that, it will end the demo and will have to buy the full game or play the demo again on another platform.
Some on the Steam community has cracked it though and made it possible to reset the limited timer. Steam user Leaves gives us the steps here:
1. Disable Steam Cloud for RE8 Demo
2. Download Steam SAM (Steam Achievement Manager)
3. Delete Local Savefiles
(Located: D:\Steam\userdata\<YOUR STEAM ID>\1541780\remote\win64_save\
Delete those Files.
4. Start Steam SAM
5. Select RE8 Demo
6. Remove Achievements and Stats, confirm.
If you run the Demo now, Timer is Reset to 1Hour.
You can do that in a couple of Seconds, i even wrote a small tool to do that for me…
Info: If you do not want to set the Settings again all the Time, Reset everything, start the Demo to Main Menu, change all Settings you need and Close the game.
No go to your Local Save and copy data00-1.bin (this is where those settings are stored)
Once you have to reset again, proceed as Step 3 and just add the data00-1.bin you saved to the folder.
Resets the Timer but keeps all settings you made.
It works wonders and Steam players have been trying out the game over and over again.
Resident Evil Village launches on May 7 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It was also revealed that the game will be fully explorable and no loading times will be seen.