PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game that has taken the world by storm. The game was designed by Brendan Greene inspired by the Japanese movie “Battle Royale”. It was then developed and published by PUBG Corporation – subsidiary of a South Korean Company called Bluehole.
The game has three modes: Solo – for single player, Duo – for two players and Squad – for four players. The game begins with the player skydiving in just an underwear. The player must reach the ground and collect clothes, backpack, guns, first-aid, energy drinks, ammunition, etc. You’ll come across a lot of obstacles such as vehicles, bushes, speed boats, etc. These obstacles make the game challenging. You’ll also have to kill every other player in order to win the game. However, this needs to be done in a specified play area that keeps getting smaller as more and more players get killed. And finally, the player who survives till the end, is of course the winner.
Now that you know at least a little about the game. Let’s get to some facts and details about the game!
Number of copies sold: The game’s initial release was on March 23, 2017. Just within a month, over 2 million copies of the game were sold. By June 2018, over 50 million copies of the game were sold worldwide.
Total number of players and daily active players: As of August 2018, there are 400 million players. Of these, 87 million are daily active players.
PUBG is also a part of the Top 5 highest earning games. It’s astonishing that the game has reached this list just within a year of being launched.
After all the above mentioned statistics, this one will surely surprise you. The makers of the game did not spend any money on marketing.
The PUBG Corporation runs several small tournaments with the aim to make this game an eSport. The players can use in-game tools to broadcast the game.
The game won several awards in 2017 and 2018.
Here’s the list of 2017 awards:
Best Multiplayer Game
PC Game of the Year
Best Multiplayer Game
Action Game of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Here’s the list of 2018 awards:
eSports Game of the Year
Excellence in Multiplayer
Trending Game of the Year
The PUBG launched the Mobile Lite version, 5 months back to cater to the players who with lower android configurations. What makes the Mobile Lite Version different from the Mobile Version is the number of players and the size of map. The Mobile Lite Version will have max. 40 players.