Resident Evil Village (Resident Evil 8)

How to Play the Early Access Demo: 8 Hours in Village

8 Hours Village Early Access Demo
This is page details the information for the Resident Evil Village early access demo, 8 Hours in Village. Read on to learn what platforms is the demo available on, the demo schedule, and details of the demo!

8 Hours in Village Walkthrough Videos



Early Access Demo Platform Availability

PS4 & PS5 Exclusive

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The 8 hours in Village demo is a demo exclusive to PS4 & PS5 owners that will allow them to play the demo before any other platforms. The early access demo is split into two days for the two demo levels, the Village and the Castle. Each level is playable for 30 minutes during an 8-hour window.

Full Demo is Still Accessible

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Even if you play the early access demo, you can still play the full multi-platform demo with the rest of the platforms. The early access demo is the same demo, but available earlier for PS4 & PS5 owners.

Early Access Demo Schedule

Demo Download Availability

Start: April 15th 2021 7 PM
End: May 2nd 2021 8 PM
Start: April 15th 2021 4 PM
End: May 2nd 2021 5 PM

Demo Playable Period

8 Hours in Village - the Village

Start: April 17th 2021 8 PM
End: April 18th 2021 4 AM
Start: April 17th 2021 5 PM
End: April 18th 2021 1 AM

8 Hours in Village - the Castle

Start: April 24th 2021 8 PM
End: April 25th 2021 5 AM
Start: April 24th 2021 5 PM
End: April 25th 2021 1 AM

Early Access Demo Details

Limited to 30 Minutes

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The demo will have a limit of 30 minutes of gameplay per level. If the player dies, they can select "Continue" as many times they want as long as it is within the 30 minutes. They can also replay the demo if they still have time within the 30 minutes.

Full Demo and Early Access Demo Download are the Same

Downloading the Early Access Demo will allow you to play both 8 Hours in Village and the full 24-hour multi-platform demo that releases later on, so don't worry about having to download the demo multiple times!

Resident Evil 8 Related Guides

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Pre-Order Guide Editions Guide
Is Resident Evil Village a PS5 Exclusive? Will Resident Evil Village have Multiplayer?
RE8 January Showcase Summary RE8 VR Support Availability
Re:Verse Information New and Returing Features
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