PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is proving to a true sales monster with its escalating userbase. The game has now sold over 15 million copies on Steam alone (via SteamSpy) while the Xbox One version of the game is being developed for a release this Holiday. The developers have also confirmed that they will be supporting the Xbox One X so it remains to be seen how the sales of this game can improve once it is out on even more platforms.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was a surprise hit as an early access game for the developer Bluehole. Originally planned a mod for Arma 3, the game quickly gained popularity once word of mouth around it quickly spread leading to more people buying into the game.
The concept of the game revolves around the popular Battle Royale film from Japan where you are left on an Island with a group of people and have to survive among them by killing the others. There are 100 people in the game which are dropped to an island and not only they have to survive and gather resources, but they also have to kill the other players in order to win the game. Epic Games has tried to use the same concept in their recently released Fortnite where it is proving to be a huge hit for them as well.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be release this Holiday for the Xbox One while the PC version is currently available as an early access title on Steam.