Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, the progenitor and once-reigning champion of last-player-standing battle royale gaming that’s swept the online game world by storm, has hit over 400 million gamers globally throughout all platforms.
As a perk and potential sop to deliver new gamers to its private computing platform, PUBG is providing the total model of its full-throttle sport for $19.99 — a 33.33 p.c lower from the sport’s common worth.
The supply contains basic maps Erangel and Miramar and the all-new Sanhok, launching on June 22, in keeping with a press release from the corporate.
PUBG has already moved 50 million models of its sport throughout PC and Xbox One consoles and has hit 87 million day by day gamers. Roughly 227 million gamers interact in PUBG’s specific murder-death-kill competitors each month.
“We’re genuinely humbled by the continued success and development of PUBG,” mentioned CH Kim, CEO, PUBG Corp. “We aren’t resting on our laurels although, as we proceed to give attention to efficiency and content material updates for present gamers to take pleasure in, and look to our future as we aspire to ship the signature PUBG expertise to followers worldwide.”
Whereas PUBG’s rise has been swift, hitting the 400 million determine in slightly over six months since its worldwide launch (and over 15 months since its early entry launch), the sport’s writer has been beset with rivals nipping at its heels.
Already, the sport has been toppled from the highest slot by the brand new participant on the battle royale block — Fortnite.
In April alone, Fortnite pulled in $296 million for its personal last-avatar-standing sport — and the sport’s reputation seemingly will solely develop as soon as the title takes its bow on the Android gaming platform later this month.
PUBG, the corporate, and its guardian firm, Bluehole, aren’t taking the competition lying down. They’ve taken Fortnite’s creators to court, submitting a swimsuit in opposition to Epic Video games over copyright infringement considerations. As we reported earlier, the South Korean swimsuit, famous by The Korea Times, takes specific difficulty with Fortnite’s battle royale mode.
PUBG management declined to touch upon the lawsuit.