Resident Evil 4 Remake sets the franchise’s concurrent player record

by Danny Craig  · 
Resident Evil 4 Remake sets the franchise’s concurrent player record

The launch of the critically acclaimed remake of the survival horror title is off to an incredible start as it becomes the Resident Evil franchise’s most popular title upon release.

The details:

  • On March 24, fans of the zombie franchise were treated to yet another remake of an older title, with the long-awaited Resident Evil 4 getting a modern makeover. According to SteamDB, 168,191 players assumed the role of Leon S. Kennedy on March 25, the highest concurrent player count that the series has seen to date.
  • Resident Evil's previous mainline entry, Resident Evil Village, set the previous record with 106,631 concurrent players on launch day in 2021. It's worth noting, however, that the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 are in third and fourth place, respectively. Even though the seventh and eighth mainline entries were well-received, it appears that many people prefer more modern takes on traditional Resi-style gameplay to recent first-person offerings.
  • The game has been a massive success among fans and critics, with many praising its visuals, control improvements, and its numerous gameplay additions including the introduction of more interactive environments. Capcom released a demo for the game in the lead-up to the game, which was criticized for a variety of technical flaws, but most of these have since been fixed for the final release. The game will also receive an updated version of the unlockable score attack minigame, Mercenaries, as free DLC on April 7, implying that Capcom will likely release a remake of Ada's Separate Ways DLC in the future to round out the package.

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