Resident Evil Village – Demo date and time: all the details of the demo PS5, PS4, Xbox and PC
There are some Resident Evil Village demos scheduled that will allow you to test the full game before its release on May 7.
However, unlike the PS5 exclusive Maiden demo, accessing each of them is somewhat more complicated: there are limited availability windows and there is another exclusive PlayStation demo.
All platforms will have the possibility to test the game, but for this you will need to know the Resident Evil Village demo dates and times over the next few weekends.
On this page you will find:
Resident Evil Village: demos, dates and times at a glance
The distribution of the Resident Evil Village demo can be a bit confusing, here are the details:
- There is only one demo available, which will allow you to explore the village and castle areas of Resident Evil Village.
- All platforms (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Steam and Stadia) will have access to this demo for a limited time on the weekend of May 1-2.
- PS5 and PS4 owners will have early access to this demo for the previous two weekends (the weekends of April 17 and 24) with access to, respectively, the Village and the Castle on each weekend.
- Access to all demos will be limited, both in availability and in game time. The PlayStation demos will be playable for an afternoon in Europe and North America, while the final multiplatform demo will have the same start and end times around the world.
- The pre-download will be available on all platforms before the access windows.
- All demos will be free and you will not need to reserve or create an account.
Note that these demos are different from the PS5 exclusive Maiden demo, although some areas of the demo may overlap during the Castle slice:
Resident Evil Village – PS4 and PS5 demos, dates and times – When can I play 8 Hours in Village?
If you have a PlayStation console, you can play the Resident Evil Village demo for three different weekends, being able to access the village and the castle during two platform-exclusive weekends, as well as a third weekend in common with the rest of platforms.
In the first two exclusive weekends you can only play for a period of eight hours, and only for 30 minutes. This period will be during the afternoons in both America and Europe.
These are the dates and times of the exclusive demos:
Date and time of the Aldea demo (Saturday 17 or Sunday 18 April, exclusive to PlayStation)
- Europe: April 18 at 7:00 p.m. to April 19 at 3:00 a.m. (CEST)
- Canary Islands or United Kingdom: from April 18 at 7:00 p.m. to April 19 at 03:00 (BST)
- West Coast USA: April 17 at 5:00 p.m. to April 18 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT)
- East Coast USA: April 17 at 8:00 p.m. to April 18 at 04:00 (EDT)
Castle demo date and time (Saturday, April 24 or Sunday, April 25, exclusive to PlayStation)
- Europe: April 25 at 7:00 p.m. to April 26 at 3:00 a.m. (CEST)
- Canary Islands or United Kingdom: from April 25 at 7:00 p.m. to April 26 at 03:00 (BST)
- West Coast USA: April 24 at 5:00 PM to April 25 at 1:00 AM (PDT)
- East Coast USA: April 24 at 8:00 p.m. to April 25 at 4:00 a.m. (EDT)
The same demo will give you access to the demos the following weekend, when all platforms will have access.
When does each demo start.
Resident Evil Village – demos, dates and times on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Stadia – when can I play on all platforms?
On all platforms (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Stadia) it will be playable for a weekend with access to the village and castle areas.
When available, you will be able to access the demo for 24 hours, but you will only be able to play for 60 minutes. The period is the same throughout the world: it will begin in the afternoon of May 1 in the United States, during the early morning in Europe.
Resident Evil Village Demo Date and Time (Weekend May 2-3, All Platforms)
- Europe: May 2 02:00 to May 3 03:00 (CEST)
- Canary Islands or United Kingdom: May 2 at 01:00 to May 3 at 02:00 (BST)
- West Coast USA: May 1 at 8:00 p.m. to May 2 at 8:00 p.m. (PDT)
- East Coast USA: May 1 at 5:00 p.m. to May 2 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
On PS5 the demo occupies about 8.81 GB
Resident Evil Village: demo preload date and time
You will be able to download the demo before each weekend, so you can play as soon as each launch window opens.
On PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, the demo download is now available.
May 2nd demo (all platforms) – pre-download available from:
- Europe: April 30, 02:00 (CEST)
- Canary Islands or United Kingdom: April 30, 01:00 (BST)
- East Coast USA: April 29, 20:00 (EDT)
- West Coast USA: April 29, 16:00 (PDT)
There are a lot of dates to write down! The bottom line is: PlayStation will be able to play something every weekend before launch, while all platforms will be able to try the demo the weekend before launch.
The game will be available on May 7, so you won’t have to wait long.