By now, you probably know all about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG, the immensely popular battle royale-style game released in March as an Early Access title on Steam. Well, since going on sale, over 10 million copies have been sold, cementing its status as one of this year’s most popular video games.
The game has enjoyed an unstoppable wave of support, surpassing some of Steam’s most popular titles in concurrent players. Frankly, PUBG’s rise has been incredibly surprising, but not undeserved. If played right, the game is a lot of fun and provides one of the tensest experiences around.
10 MILLION SOLD! Never did I think we would reach such a number! Thank you all for your continuing support of the @PUBATTLEGROUNDS team <3
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) September 5, 2017
What’s most impressive about the game’s meteoric rise is its Early Access status. The game technically isn’t finished, which means there’s potential for it to get a lot better by the time it officially launches later this year.
“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.
In fact, PUBG has improved tremendously since its release, with better stability being the most noticeable change. Most recently, the game introduced a first-person mode for solo, duo, and squad game modes, which has been received well by many of the game’s top players.
When PUBG does leave Early Access status, the game will also be released for the Xbox One, so it’s safe to say many more copies will be sold before 2017 is over. Until then, PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, has promised PUBG will get new maps, weapons, and even a vaulting mechanic before then.
If you’re not sure what PUBG is all about, you can find TechnoBuffalo streaming the game throughout the week on Twitch.