Capcom Reports That The Resident Evil 2 Remake 1-Shot Demo Has Surpassed 1 Million Players

Well, Capcom definitely has a hit on their hands indicated by the recent Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot” demo. 

According to Capcom, the Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot” demo has been played by over 1.4 million players since it’s release. That’s spread across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Of those 1.4 million players, only 28% have completed the demo. Guessing that completion number is thanks to the 30-minutes of game time allowed.


Capcom was able to pull those metrics thanks to gamers opting into RE Net or the Resident Evil Network, which tracks gamers as they played the demo – and likely the full game when released.

However, these numbers might be lower than expected as you can choose not to opt-in as I did. So the player count could be even higher than reported. Maybe I should go enable it and run through the demo a few extra times. Speaking of which, the demo only allows for 30-minutes and then it disables its self. However, many gamers have noticed that if you set up a new profile on the PS4 or Xbox One, you can extend your playing time. While on the PC, some ingenious minds have been able to essentially kill the 30-minute so they can run around indefinitely.

While you’re here, why not check out our “Everything we know about  Resident Evil 2“. Where we compiled the most up to date information regarding the game.

Resident Evil 2 releases for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Jan. 25, 2019.


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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.