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Resident Evil 4 Remake Has Already Smashed Series Launch Day Steam Records




Resident Evil 4 Remake's launch day is finally here. The third Game in the series to get remade using Capcom's RE Engine and after receiving rave reviews last week, the rest of the world is finally finding out what all the fuss is about. A lot of you are interested in that fuss too as just a few hours into its first day, the remake is already enjoying the biggest launch for any Resident Evil Game on Steam.

Spotted by VGC, Resident Evil 4 Remake hit a concurrent player peak of 126,717 players at around 9:30 am EST according to SteamDB. That's 20,000 more players than Village's launch day peak, over 50,000 more players than checked out Resident Evil 2's remake on day one, and more than double the number Resident Evil 3's remake has managed to pull.

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As if all of that wasn't impressive enough, that 126,717 record has already been improved upon a number of times. In fact, more of you are firing up Steam to take Resident Evil 4 for a spin than I can keep up with as its concurrent player record is broken every time I hit refresh. Just so I can draw a line under it and get on with this article, at the time of typing this right here, the record is 138,929.

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That number has probably already changed and the remake will continue to creep up the SteamDB charts. Right now it's sitting at number seven with nothing but the unbudgeable usual suspects sitting above it. GTA 5, Apex Legends, and CS: GO among them which may well be getting even more attention than usual right now as rumors the well-loved online Game will be getting a sequel were confirmed to be real.

Capcom celebrated the arrival of Resident Evil 4 Remake by rolling out a launch trailer at the end of which it confirmed the original's Mercenaries mode will eventually be added to the remake. You don't have long to wait for it either. The Mercenaries DLC will be a free update added to the Game on April 7. No word yet on whether you will need to complete the campaign first to play it, as was the case in the original Game.

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