Resident Evil 7’s Not A Hero DLC Gets Slightly Delayed

by Robert Workman


Fans of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard have been awaiting the continuation of the story, especially with the forthcoming Not a Hero DLC, which would introduce a familiar face into the mix – series mainstay Chris Redfield (who’s also keeping busy in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, should we note). But those waiting patiently for this chapter will have to wait a little bit longer.

Capcom has noted that the DLC will no longer meet its spring 2017 release date, citing quality issues with the content in regards to its delay. A new release date hasn’t been given just yet, but Capcom is hopeful that it will release soon.

The company issued a video below, which breaks down the reasoning behind the DLC’s delay, with Masachika Kawata, producer and Koshi Nakanishi, director, providing the explanation.

“We were working very hard to get the DLC ready in time for the Spring release and we got close to completing the game content. However, in light of the incredible reception to the release of Resident Evil 7, we concluded that this DLC was not good enough to meet those high expectations. Our aim is for this content to match the high quality of the main game, so we need more development time in order to achieve that goal,” the team noted.

“Rest assured, we’ll use this time to create something our fans will love, so we hope you understand. Of course, this DLC will still be released for free, and we’ll do our utmost to develop something great for you, so we ask that you bare with us. Thank you!”

Jun Takeuchi, executive producer for the game, also chimed in, noting the DLC’s postponement and apologizing for its delay. However, he feels that the delay will make the content that much more special, especially to die-hard fans of the series. A “further piece of DLC” has also been announced, but not revealed just yet. Could we be seeing another series favorite return?

Even with the delay, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard remains an unmatched, superb piece of gaming horror. You can check out our review here.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.