Time and Setting
We don’t know how Resident Evil 7 follows the story of the rest of the mainline Resident Evil games so far, but Capcom has announced that it will take place years after the events of Resident Evil 6. With that in mind, it’s entirely possible that Resident Evil 7 might just take place years after the global epidemic has already died down and is no longer a threat. In that case, the horrors we experience in this upcoming entry could stem from a new kind of virus or new corporation.
According to Capcom, Resident Evil 7 will revolve around the exploration of a rural, derelict plantation mansion in rural America. Players will have to spend the game exploring this large mansion to uncover its mysteries and find a way out. This game clearly means to serve as a tribute to the original Resident Evil game that had you take control of Chris and Jill as they looked for a way out of the Spencer Estate.