Resident Evil, which launched its demo version on May 2, debuted in full on May 7. The game was played by more than 100,000 people at the same time on its first day. Resident Evil Village broke the franchise’s record for the number of people playing on PC at the same time by a large margin.
Resident Evil Village has brought the success of the series on PC to a new point. According to the Steam Database, the game broke the franchise record on Steam with 101,376 simultaneous players. That number proved to be many times higher than in previous games.
Resident Evil Village was the most successful game in the series in terms of instant player count. The previous record-holder, Resident Evil 2, was played by 74,227 players at the same time. The new game was a clear success, outscoring the previous record by more than 25,000 people.
Resident Evil Village, which was released in a demo version on May 2nd, was released in full yesterday, and fans of the series flocked to Steam. The number of players playing at the same time reached 101,376, breaking the PC record of the series. Thus, the second game with the most players at the same time as Resident Evil 2 with 74,227, and the third game was Resident Evil 3 with 60,293.
Resident Evil was referred to as a dying series in 2017. Capcom, the game’s producer, was in a difficult time as a company. Only 20,000 people played Resident Evil 7 at the same time. But even that success was enough to recover a little after resident evil’s troubled debut.
Years later, the new game in the series, Resident Evil Village, became one of the fastest-achieving games of 2021. Considered a big next-generation production, the game’s release also made a splash with demo campaigns. IGN rated the game as an “uncomfortable and deadly Disneyland” and rated it 8 out of 10.