Resident Evil has been a little lost for a while now. While there have been decent entries like Resident Evil Revelations 2, the main series has been on a sharp decline since Resident Evil 5. Resident Evil 7 simply had to try something different, then, and while this gameplay footage captured by Eurogamer.net from a recent press junket may be unrecognisable from more recent entries, we're taking that as good thing.
Even more promising is the commentary from video editor Aoife Wilson after five hours of hands-on time. She notes that the game still feels distinctly Resident Evil despite the sweeping changes to the format, and more importantly, she iterates on multiple occasions that the game's actually scary this time.