The Resident Evil 2 remaster released last night, and the PC model took only a few hours to change into on of Capcom’s most-played Steam games ever. Last night time, the game’s participant rely peaked at greater than 55,000 gamers, and remains to be performing properly this morning.
According to Steam’s own game stats, Resident Evil 2 reached a concurrent participant peak of 55,164, making it the ninth most-played game on the platform final night time, simply behind Team Fortress 2 (which is one way or the other nonetheless pulling in the very best a part of 60,000 gamers ten years after its launch).
At time of writing, the game remains to be going robust, with a participant rely properly in extra of 40,000, and I count on it’ll proceed to rise over the weekend. More spectacular, nonetheless, is the truth that Resident Evil 2’s launch figures make it the second-most profitable Steam game in Capcom historical past, with figures that additionally make it probably the most profitable Japanese launches on the platform, behind the launches of different main franchises together with Metal Gear Solid and Dark Souls.
In Capcom phrases, it nonetheless sits behind the enormously successful launch of Monster Hunter: World, which peaked at 329,000 gamers final yr and was nonetheless boasting greater than 50,000 in a single day. Compared to different entries within the Resident Evil sequence, it’s an enormous success, greater than tripling the figures achieved by Resident Evil 7 in 2017.
As some followers have identified, these gross sales make it probably we’ll see extra Resi remakes within the coming years, with Resident Evil three more likely to be first in line for an overhaul.
Those numbers are backed up by a really spectacular game. Chris’ tackle the game’s gore in his Resident Evil 2 PC review was extraordinarily on-brand, and our Resident Evil 2 scores round-up suggests his enthusiasm was shared by loads of different critics. Even if Leon has some horrible one-liners.