Capcom Announces Resident Evil Village Demo, Crashes PS5 Store Website

Capcom Announces Resident Evil Village Demo, Crashes PS5 Store Website

Capcom just announced the release date for Resident Evil 8, along with a demo in a Livestream. The demo is available for play, but many fans had a problem accessing it. Reason being, the influx of fans crashed the PlayStation 5 store.

Capcom gave a big surprise to the fans of the Resident Evil franchise. In a Livestream, the company showcased the latest entry in the franchise, Resident Evil 8, a.k.a. Resident Evil Village. The event’s highlight was the announcement of the stand-alone demo that is available exclusively on the PS5.

However, after the announcement, the sheer volume of fans that visited the PlayStation 5 store resulted in the website crashing temporarily. Consequently, many fans were not able to locate the demo.

Capcom announced Resident Evil 8, a.k.a. Village in a Livestream, along with a playable demo available on the PS5 store. However, the store website crashed after the announcement due to the large influx of fans.

A lot of details regarding the new game were not revealed by Capcom. They did, however, give us a release date, i.e., May 7, 2021. But the thing that became the talk of the gaming world was the Resident Evil 8 PS5 demo.

Resident Evil Village - Story Trailer

In the stand-alone demo, called Maiden, the players do not play as the series protagonist Ethan Winters. Instead, they will be playing as a character known as ‘The Maiden.’ According to a blogpost on PlayStation, in the demo, the players would not be able to fight or block, but they will control ‘The Maiden’ as she attempts to escape from the ‘Dimitrescu Castle.’

The demo’s announcement generated so much excitement from the fans that it led to the PS5 store website crashing immediately after the demo went live. While the fans were able to get to the website, the search function was unavailable. Many could not even find any mention of Resident Evil 8. The message, “Can’t connect now. Try again later,” kept popping up on the website.

The issue, however, seems to have been fixed now. As of 3:08 PM, PST, the website is up and running. It is functioning, and the players can now get their hands on The Maiden.

Minimum SpecsRecommended Specs
OSWINDOWS®10 (64-BIT Required)WINDOWS®10 (64-BIT Required)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-7500 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200Intel® Core™ i7-8700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Memory8 GB16 GB
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon™ RX 560NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon™ RX 5700
DirectXVersion 12Version 12
Storage4 GB4 GB

About Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. It is the sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and the tenth major installment in the Resident Evil series.
The story begins with Ethan Winters and his wife Mia living happily in a new place, free from their past nightmares, a few years after the horrifying events in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard. Just as they are starting their new life together, they are once again struck by tragedy. When Captain Chris Redfield of the BSAA attacks their house, Ethan has to go to hell again to get back his kidnapped daughter.