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Resident Evil Village is Breaking Series Records on Steam

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Resident Evil Village is setting new records for the series on PC. According to Steam Database, it’s currently sitting at 101,376 concurrent players, which is a new high-water mark for Resident Evil on Steam.

It’s enough to beat the Resident Evil 2, the previous record, by about 25,000 concurrent users. Resident Evil 2 topped out at 74,227 concurrent players, while Resident Evil 3 was able to attract just over 60,000 players.

It’s a far cry from 2017, when Resident Evil was considered to be a struggling series in some quarters, along with the rest of Capcom. It was in 2017 that Capcom released Resident Evil 7, and while it ultimately peaked at only about 20,000 users, it nevertheless set the stage for its comeback after the troubled release of Resident Evil 6.

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Fast-forward to 2021, and Resident Evil Village is a major next-gen release that is enjoying strong reviews. We gave it an 8/10, calling it a “disturbing and deadly Disneyland” that may nevertheless disappoint due to its relative lack of psychological horror.

If you’re one of the 100,000 or so people who happens to be playing Resident Evil Village right now, you may find our guide on how to avoid Lady Dimitrescu of use, as well as some of our essential tips. We also delved into how parity clauses relate to games like Resident Evil Village.

Resident Evil Village released on PS5, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Google Stadia, and PC earlier today.

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Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN.

 


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