Survival MMO Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds released a little over a fortnight ago, and has already racked up 15,000 (mostly positive) Steam reviews and sold one million copies, earning the title of Steam’s top-selling game for two weeks straight. Its current player base is only dwarfed by the likes of H1Z1: King of the Kill, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Dota 2 (see below).
Survival games have enjoyed an increasing wave of popularity over the years, and even amidst some controversy, the trend looks set to continue. Developer Brian Greene, who adopts the moniker PlayerUnknown online, has been committed to releasing regular updates that address fan concerns, with the most recent hotfix enhancing performance and fixing several bugs. Greene is grateful for the support of players who’ve helped to make the game into what it is:
“We couldn’t have reached this milestone without the dedication of our players and we are truly humbled by their passionate response…As we move to make improvements and deliver new content we will actively engage this growing fan base.”
For a more in-depth look at the development process behind the game, check out this interview with Greene on Glixel. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is out now through Steam for $29.99 USD. Have you tried it yet? Let us know what you think in the comments.