The rise in popularity of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been explosive, and the developer, Bluehole, announced today that the game has surpassed the impressive milestone of selling over 10 million copies. This is quite an achievement for a game that launched less than six months ago into Steam's Early Access program.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Battlegrounds is a battle royale title, dropping 100 players into a shrinking map where players are given a simple objective: fight and survive to be the last remaining individual or team.
During Microsoft's gamescom presentation just two weeks ago, Brendan Green (also known as PlayerUnknown) revealed that the game had surpassed eight million copies sold. Bagging an additional two million players in just two weeks is no small feat, and the sales aren't showing any signs of stopping either, which may shoot up dramatically once again when the Xbox One version launches later this year.
On Steam's concurrent player list, Battlegrounds also frequently trades blows with Valve's free-to-play MOBA title, Dota 2. It may not be long before the Battle Royale game goes beyond Dota 2's reach completely.
The game is currently planned to exit Steam Early Access program before 2018. Meanwhile, the Xbox One version will be launching as part of the Xbox Game Preview program later this year, with the full launch arriving in 2018.
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