I think we all knew that Resident Evil 2 would be a hit upon its launch last Friday, but I don’t think we all knew just how much of a hit. Brought to our attention from Reddit, Resident Evil 2 Has managed to completely smash past Resident Evil 7 in terms of peak player count on Steam. As of right now the highest peak player count for Resident Evil 2 was set 2 days ago at 74,227 versus the peak of Resident Evil 7 2 years ago at 20,449. That is almost 4 times the amount of players that have adopted the new take on one of horrors best games compared to the previous release in the franchise!
There are of course numerous factors that could have played into the early success Resident Evil 2 has seen so far including the awesome 1 shot demo. For me I think it comes down to just how well the game was done and the overwhelming since of nostalgia it really evokes. I mean really, who can forget the first time they played the original version of Resident Evil 2 in one of its many iterations? Regardless of the cause, it is good to see a game doing well early and hopefully it will continue to perform well for Capcom so we can see many more great games to come.