PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has yet to be fully released however, that isn’t stopping it from setting records. The Creative Director for the game, PlayerUnknown himself, confirmed on Twitter today that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds now has the highest peak players of any game on Steam not developed by Valve.
Here’s the announcement Tweet:
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
To say this is impressive would be a ridiculous understatement. Currently sitting at 6 million copies sold, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has yet to exit the Early Access program on Steam. Early Access games sometimes carry a negative stigma of remaining unfinished however, the reaction on Steam has not been one of distrust. The gaming community on the platform seems to have fully embraced this title and it is still growing.
The game is going to have a full release on console and will be a launch exclusive for the Xbox One family of devices. Will its incredible success on PC carry over? Or is this a situation where console players won’t pick up the game as easily? We’ll have to wait and see.
If you’d like to learn more about the game, here’s the synopsis from the Steam page:
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback. Starting with nothing, players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the lone survivor. This realistic, high tension game is set on a massive 8×8 km island with a level of detail that showcases Unreal Engine 4’s capabilities.