Resident Evil Village broke 100,000 concurrent players on PC, setting series record

One of Lady Dimitrescu's daughters
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Resident Evil Village had a damn good release on PC, breaking 100,000 concurrent players on launch and setting a record for the series.

The game netted 101,726 concurrent players on its May 7 release day, according to SteamDB. That makes it the biggest peak for any Resident Evil release on PC to date, with second-best Resident Evil 2 Remake still firmly behind with a peak of 74,227 concurrent players. Other PC launches in the series like Resident Evil 3 Remake saw a peak of 60,293 players, with Resident Evil 7 pulling in just 20,449 concurrent players.

Resident Evil Village has been having a big moment on Twitch, too. There were 658,703 viewers for the game across the platform on Friday, and as of writing is still sitting pretty with a 275,569 viewer peak for the last 24 hours. 

SteamDB is showing Village as one of the top 15 games being played right now, only beaten out by unsurprising performers like Rust, Rainbow Six Siege, and Grand Theft Auto 5.

It's unsurprising to see Village performing so well with the likes of Lady Dimitrescu proving that we've all probably been in a pandemic for a little too long. Aside from tall vampire women, it's a genuinely frightening experience. Andy gave it an 85 in our review, calling it "the scariest Resident Evil yet.

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.