The Resident Evil 4 remake has shattered records with its most successful Steam launch ever, beating its predecessor’s record by a massive margin.
This milestone indicates that the game’s commercial success could match its critical reception, with many reviewers lauding the Resident Evil 4 remake as a phenomenal experience that effortlessly brings Capcom’s classic into the modern era.
The Resident Evil franchise scored all-time highs
This isn’t the first time the series has made headlines with record-breaking launches on Steam. In the past four years, the Resident Evil 2 remake and Resident Evil Village have also made headlines with impressive simultaneous player records.
However, the Resident Evil 4 remake has managed to one-up them all.
Resident Evil 4 Remake breaking records
The game peaked at an astounding 140,240 simultaneous players less than 24 hours after its release. This figure is likely to increase as more fans in North and South America finish work and jump into the game.
For reference, the original game sold over 12 million copies as of late 2022, meaning that the remake has a massive built-in audience that could further boost its concurrent player count.
Becomes one of the top 10 most popular Steam games
The Resident Evil 4 remake is now among the top 10 most popular Steam games, ranked at number five and surpassing Grand Theft Auto 5, but still lagging behind PUBG: Battlegrounds. However, this is just the beginning for Capcom, which has already announced free DLC for the game as part of its launch celebrations.
Fans can expect more content in the future, including beloved side content missing from the day-one version of the remake.
It’s still too early since the official release
In short, the Resident Evil 4 remake has taken the gaming world by storm, and it seems that it has only just begun. Ever since its first gameplay demo, many fans have already been eager to play the actual game itself.
The game’s smashing success is a testament to Capcom’s prowess in remaking classic games, and fans can expect more thrilling content in the coming months.
If you haven’t bought the game yet but still waiting for a miraculous slash in prices, you can check out Steam’s calendar of sale events for 2023.