Earlier this year, the PC shooter game, similar to Hunger Games was released titled: Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, and since it’s release, it has only been a huge success amongst players. Now, it is officially the record-holder for the highest peak player count on Steam for a non-Valve game.
The peak player for Battlegrounds was 481,219 in July 2017, which was greater than Fallout 4 as well which was 471,955 and launched in November 2015. Check out the tweet below for peak players:
We now hold the record for the highest peak player count of any non-Valve game! GG WP everyone <3 pic.twitter.com/cHjXPeSE8p
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) July 30, 2017
As it has been said above, the only games which has peak concurrent players greater than Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds are Counter Strike: Global Offensive with 850,485 for April 2016 and DOTA 2 with 1.29 million for March 2016. This, undoubtedly, is a huge success for Battlegrounds.
From the tweet above, we can see that the Playerunknown, Brendan Greene, mentioned that the success he has achieved is dedicated to his ‘amazing team’ which he works with at the studio, Bluehole.
The game, Battlegrounds, is sold for $30 and currently is the Number 1 top-selling title on Steam. As of yet, it is in Early Access, which basically means that it is an incomplete version of the game. The full launch of the game has been delayed to the fourth of 2017, which means we still have a few more months where the game can be polished further enough before it’s release.
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