Capcom Japan has announced that Resident Evil 7 (Biohazard 7 in Japan) is being released in that country as a streaming game. The so-called Cloud Version of the horror game runs off a smaller installed app, and gameplay is streamed online from there.
In addition to taking up less space on the Switch’s storage, the Cloud Version also gives players a few different options on how to play. After downloading the free app from the Nintendo eShop, players can check out 15 minutes of the game at no cost. Once that time is up, players have the option of paying 2,000 yen (about $18) for a ticket good for 180 days of play. It includes the full version of the game and all of its DLC.
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There’s no word yet on whether the Cloud Version of the game – or a traditional complete download – is planned for release elsewhere.
[Source: Capcom Japan]
I’m not sure what to make of this. It’s interesting, to be sure, though I think I’d rather just download it once and get it over with – if I decided I wanted to play it on Switch in the first place.