There’s a party raging over at Bluehole this month, the company announced today that that as of September 1, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG) has sold over 10 million units since its Steam Early Access launch on March 23, 2017. The game has been smashing records left and right, and is one of the most-streamed games on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. The fanbase is massive, and the game is a terrific mixture of soul-crushing defeat, and amazing victories.
PUBG also set a new mark for peak concurrent users with over 970K, highlighted by the strong reception at the PUBG Invitational at gamescom 2017. During the four day PUBG Invitational tournament event:
92 players from 19 different countries globally competed in four different PUBG game modes (solo, duo, duo-fpp, squad)
“It is amazing and gratifying to see the love and support the passionate fans have shown to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” stated Chang Han Kim, Vice President and Executive Producer for Bluehole. “Watching the thrilling moments during the PUBG Invitational with the great feedback from viewers is a realization of the continuing popularity of PUBG and our team is working diligently to bring a solid gameplay experience for full launch on the PC and Xbox One Game Preview versions later this year.”
A last-man-standing shooter, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds drops players on a realistic 8 x 8 km island with visuals that showcase Unreal Engine 4’s capabilities. Starting with nothing, gamers must fight to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies as they strive to be the lone survivor.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now available on Steam Early Access or you can grab a Steam code on Amazon for $29, and is launching exclusively on Xbox One as part of the Xbox Game Preview program in late 2017, with the final version launching in early 2018 across the Xbox One family of devices. The game has pretty low PC requirements though, so if you are tempted to jump in I would suggest looking at the Steam page to see if your rig can handle the PC version, so you don’t have to wait.