Resident Evil Village Launch Breaks Series’ PC Record
Resident Evil Village has officially been released across a myriad of platforms, offering players an opportunity to meet some new villains as well as continue Ethan’s story. That said, it would appear that a plethora of people decided to jump into the adventure as the game has broken the series’ record on PC for concurrent players at launch.
According to SteamDB (via VG247), the May 7th launch of Resident Evil Village brought more players to Steam than any entry in the series ever has in the past. While the actual launch day of the game brought in 101,726 players to the PC digital store, concurrent player count reached its peak the following day at 106,631. At the time of this writing, there are 90,247 players on Steam. Needless to say, people seem to be enjoying their time with the game.
To compare, the previous record holder for the franchise in terms of concurrent players at launch was Resident Evil 2 Remake with 74,227. Resident Evil 3 Remake comes in below that at 60,293 and Resident Evil 7 drops off with just 20,449 players at launch. Of course, these titles didn’t have the marketing powerhouse that Resident Evil Village has: Lady Dimitrescu. The very tall vampire quickly became an Internet sensation with many requesting that she step on them, so it’s only logical that a bounty of people flocked to the game upon release to see if she could accommodate such a desire.
Resident Evil Village is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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