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 carry 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 reduce from the sport’s common value.
The provide contains traditional maps Erangel and Miramar and the all-new Sanhok, launching on June 22, in line with an announcement from the corporate.
PUBG has already moved 50 million items of its sport throughout PC and Xbox One consoles and has hit 87 million each day gamers. Roughly 227 million gamers have interaction in PUBG’s explicit murder-death-kill competitors each month.
“We are genuinely humbled by the ongoing success and growth of PUBG,” said CH Kim, CEO, PUBG Corp. “We are not resting on our laurels though, as we continue to focus on performance and content updates for current players to enjoy, and look to our future as we aspire to deliver the signature PUBG experience to fans worldwide.”
While PUBG’s rise has been swift, hitting the 400 million determine in somewhat 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 recognition possible will solely develop as soon as the title takes its bow on the Android gaming platform later this month.
PUBG, the corporate, and its mum or dad firm, Bluehole, aren’t taking the competition lying down. They’ve taken Fortnite’s creators to court, submitting a swimsuit towards Epic Games over copyright infringement considerations. As we reported earlier, the South Korean swimsuit, famous by The Korea Times, takes explicit subject with Fortnite’s battle royale mode.
PUBG management declined to touch upon the lawsuit.