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News video games 08 May 2021, 22:26

author: Hubert Sledziewski

Resident Evil Village With Record Launch on PC

Capcom can celebrate today. Yesterday's launch of Resident Evil Village on PC was a great success, achieving the highest number of active players on Steam in the series' history and very high user ratings.

Yesterday's launch of Resident Evil Village went better than well. Not only did the game receive a number of very high ratings, but it also attracted a huge audience on launch day. In the last 24 hours, only on PC (Steam) Capcom's game was played by 101,726 users simultaneously, which is a record when it comes to the Resident Evil series.

The title is also getting mostly very positive reviews. At the time of writing this news, 91% (out of 3,922) of Steam users have given the game positive reviews. The community praises above all the dark, dense atmosphere, compelling story and pleasant gameplay..

Also Reddit users do not spare praise. And although occasional complaints appear on both websites - especially about the low difficulty level - overall the players seem to be satisfied. They also noticed the game's great launch, which leaves far behind the success achieved by Resident Evil VII.

"It’s honesty really, really great. A perfect blend of 4 and 7 while retaining a unique identity of its own. (...) It’s an absurd, gory carnival ride." (via Reddit).

RE7 was a new high for the series on Steam not too long ago (20,449 - ed.), and now (...) with RE8 doing 5x that, Capcom must be pretty happy." (via Reddit).

It's hard to disagree with theat last opinion. The Japanese undoubtedly have reasons to be happy, and their plan to sell 10 million copies of the game seems more than likely. The company expressed the enthusiasm associated with the release of the new Resident in an unusual way - an image of a giant werewolf and the game's logo was "drawn" on one of the hills in the county of Somerset in the southwest of England. You can see this unusual advertisement below.

Resident Evil Village With Record Launch on PC - picture #1
Source: Game Informer.

Resident Evil Village was released yesterday on PC, PS4, PS5, XONE, XSX|S and Google Stadia. And if you're curious about our impressions of Capcom's latest work, I refer you to the review (link below), which should convince you to reach for this game.

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