PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Highlights that lead to success
When the news about this game spread, it helped the studio attract more talent. Not only that, when the limited beta was released in March 2017 made the game even more popular. Gamers have never seen a game like that and they love it so strongly.
This popularity can in part be explained by the contributions of celebrities and streamer. Realizing the potential of the game, Bluehole focused its resources on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, even renaming the studio to PUBG Corporation. The game was officially released in December 2017 on PC, and it was an instant hit. It was also released on consoles (Xbox One and PS4) and mobile devices (Android and iOS) the following year.
About a month after the beta release, more than a million copies of the game were sold and the number increased to five million after three months. And at the time of the game’s official launch, over 30 million gamers were playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This makes it one of the highest-grossing games of all time.
The free version of PUBG Lite on mobile devices is equally well known. As of 2020, the game has been downloaded more than 600 million times (with the majority of downloads in China and India).
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds since launch has skyrocketed both in terms of player count and innovation. It created the Battle Royale genre it is today and has influenced thousands of game developers. It has been awarded “Best Multiplayer Game”, and “Game of the Year” among numerous awards. Even though it’s different from many other eSports disciplines, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has found a place in international competitions and tournaments. This game is equally interesting for amateurs and professionals due to its randomness and user-friendliness.
Since Kim and Greene’s meeting, there’s no doubt: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will always be something new and unique, rewarding and enjoyable.