Bluehole Studio’s PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battlegrounds has been performing phenomenally since it launched earlier this year, hitting a continuous player base of over 600,000 players per day on Steam.
Now Microsoft, the publisher for PUBG has announced that the third-person shooter has passed eight million copies sold, a ridiculously huge number for a game that’s in early access – and that’s PC alone. The title is set to launch on Xbox in the coming months, so it seems that the game will only get more and more popular from the moment onwards.
Don’t know what PUBG is about? Check out the game’s official excerpt below:
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback. Starting with nothing, players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the lone survivor. This realistic, high tension game is set on a massive 8×8 km island with a level of detail that showcases Unreal Engine 4’s capabilities.
PLAYERUNKNOWN aka Brendan Greene, is a pioneer of the Battle Royale genre. As the creator of the Battle Royale game-mode found in the ARMA series and H1Z1 : King of the Kill, Greene is co-developing the game with veteran team at Bluehole to create the most diverse and robust Battle Royale experience to date
In other news, PUBG will be hosting a massive LAN with a prize pool of $350,000.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS will be hosting a huge LAN at Europe’s Gamescom this August.
Today ESL has made the announcement, stating that ESL along with its partnership with Bluehole Studio will be bringing The world’s top 80 PUBG players and influencers to battle it out for glory and a total prize pool of US$350,000 at the game’s first LAN event at the ESL Arena on August 23-26, 2017.