Capcom released a free one-shot demo for the Resident Evil 2 remake in the run up to the game's January 25 release. However, despite being downloaded over three million times, only a quarter of tracked players actually completed the demo (via PCGamer).
According to ResidentEvil.Net, nearly two and a half million demo players globally allowed their Resident Evil 2 remake stats and progress to be tracked, but only 26% finished the 30-minute demo.
The stats also reveal that over half a million demo players were based in North America, making up the majority, while East Asia came a close second with nearly half a million.
The Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot” Demo has been downloaded over 3 million times!Grab this 30-minute slice of survival horror before it’s gone on Jan 31, and prepare for your trip to Raccoon City.Resident Evil 2 launches on PS4, XB1, and Steam this week on Jan 25! pic.twitter.com/1piqEspMXbJanuary 21, 2019
Don't make them like they used to
So why aren't players finishing the demo? The most likely answer is because Resident Evil 2 is notoriously hard. Whether it's because of the extremely challenging puzzles, the super resilient zombies, the infamous Tyrant, or a mixture of all these factors, the Resident Evil 2 remake is not for the faint-hearted.
If you're still not sure if Resident Evil 2 is for you, then download the demo now or check out our Resident Evil 2 remake review.
The Resident Evil 2 remake is out on January 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.