Most games created for the VR industry are not overly popular. More specifically, the games with multiplayer components often end to lose players pretty quickly. Even single player games do not fare that well, due to the content being played through in a few hours at most. Resident Evil 7 is one of the few games which actually does quite well. According to Capcom, there may be over 400,00 PlayStation VR players for this game. That is a very spectacular number, to say the least.
Resident Evil 7 is a Blessing for the Franchise
It is evident a lot of gamers were not too happy about the Resident Evil franchise. What started out as a collection of great games seemingly lost track of the plot along the way. Some of the genre’s games were less than well received by the public and critics alike. The recently released Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is finally turning the ship around. With nearly 4 million copies sold, Capcom is definitely onto something. More importantly, 10.96% of all players play the game through the PlayStation VR headset.
It is quite interesting to see games such as Resident Evil 7: Biohazard support virtual reality. Horror games and VR are a match made in heaven, that much is evident. Even though it is not a VR-only game by any means, it seems to gain a lot of traction among PlayStation VR users. The number of players in this segment increased from 9.35% to 10.96% recently. That would put the potential PS VR user base for this game at over 400,000 players. A very positive trend, assuming the numbers are accurate and this momentum can be kept up for some time.
One cannot deny how more and more PS VR players take a liking to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. In April of this year, that number of players was around 81,000. Seeing it grow fivefold over the course of fewer than three months is quite significant. It shows people are excited about playing the game in virtual reality and successfully convince others to do the same as well. It is still the best way for any game to gain more traction in VR, that much is evident. Do keep in mind these numbers only represent players purposefully opting in to share this information.
All things considered, Capcom can only be pleased with this news, even if the numbers are not entirely accurate. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is an unexpected success, both in the VR and non-VR department. There is still some life left in this franchise, although we sincerely hope they stop making action movies related to this brand. The game is definitely well ahead of any other game with VR capabilities in terms of active players. It also validates Sony’s early sales figures regarding the PlayStation VR headset.
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