Capcom uses Google Stadia for a demo of Resident Evil Village directly in the browser

A demo of Resident Evil Village accessible for free from the Capcom site. This is thanks to Google Stadia technology.

Since very recently, you can take advantage of a free demo of Resident Evil Village directly from the Capcom site, without having a gaming PC, Xbox or PlayStation. This demo is similar to the one that can be found on other platforms, it allows you to explore certain areas of the village and the castle. To be able to play directly in your browser, Capcom uses Immersive Stream for Games, a version of Stadia technology that Google licenses to third-party companies.

A demo of Resident Evil Village accessible for free from the Capcom site

This demonstration will therefore work on any device with a compatible web browser, including iOS or Android smartphones, with a sufficient internet connection – at least 10 Mbps -. It works perfectly on Chrome on Windows, macOS and Android. On iOS, you can try it on Safari. The resolution is limited to 1080p and there is no HDR mode.

Also, PlayStation DualShock 4 and Xbox One controllers are officially supported, but others work just fine. You can also, if you wish, use touch controls on mobile or the classic keyboard/mouse combo.

This thanks to Google Stadia technology

As with all Stadia click-to-play demos, an account is not required to play. Please note, you will be logged out after 10 minutes of inactivity. There is also no save function. In other words, you will have to start over from the beginning if you log out. You can, however, as much as you want, with no time limit, unlike previous versions.

This demonstration from the web via the Capcom site is accessible if you are in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway , in Finland, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania or Hungary.

Capcom is Google’s second partner for its Immersive Stream for Games service. AT&T began offering customers free access to Batman: Arkham Asylum last October and Control: Ultimate Edition last month. Capcom, however, seems a more logical partner.

Back in February, Insider reported that the Mountain View firm was seeking such deals with Capcom, Peloton and others to build this licensing aspect of its video game streaming business. It was then suggested that Capcom could use the technology to offer demonstrations of its subjects on its site, which is precisely the case today. And it could even augur a real streaming feature for Capcom.

Note, Resident Evil Village will be released on Mac later this year and Capcom is working on a version dedicated to the PlayStation VR2 virtual reality headset at the same time.

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