PUBG Closing In On New Record
In case you have been living under a rock for the past year, Players Unknown Battleground has taken Steam by storm. It has been knocking all current and concurrent player records down on it’s way to being top dog on Steam.
For the longest time, DOTA 2 was the big dog, and it didn’t seem possible that it could ever be dethroned from being the most played game on the platform, however PUBG did that a few weeks ago, and it doesn’t look like it is stopping in popularity any time soon.
In the latest Steam data, it shows the game is now heading towards the 2 million peak concurrent users per day land mark. That is just an astronomical amount of players. It has been today from Steam’s own data, that out of the 16.3 million concurrent users on Steam, that around 12% of them play PUBG.
The game’s main developer, Brendan Greene believes the game can continue growing to over the 100 million players mark. In the latest count, the game has sold just over 13 million copies at $30 a pop! Bluehole, the Korean based developer has recently just been valued at $4.6 billion. Words almost can’t describe the economical power this developer holds over the gaming industry right now, and with plans to open up more offices around the world, it is clear to say that Bluehole will not be going anywhere any time soon.
They haven’t exactly said what they plan to do with the new offices, whether it will be just business hubs, or maybe supporting their game that has exploded with popularity for multiple different time zones. All that information will no doubt be announced in the coming weeks and months. Whatever happens though, if you play PUBG, it’s an exciting time!
What do you think of PUBG’s dominance? Can you see it reaching 100 million players? Let us know in the comments.