PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, still in Early Access, hits 10 million copies sold
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the multiplayer battle royale video game that has quickly become one of 2017’s gaming phenomena, has already sold 10 million copies (via VentureBeat). The game’s Creative Director Brendan Greene shared the exciting news earlier today on Twitter, adding that he never thought the still unifinished game would hit this new milestone.
10 MILLION SOLD! Never did I think we would reach such a number! Thank you all for your continuing support of the @PUBATTLEGROUNDS team <3
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) September 5, 2017
PUBG is still only available in Early Access on Steam, and should see a full PC release before the end of the year. Developer Bluehole is also bringing the popular game to the Xbox One later this year, with the help of Microsoft which will publish the console launch exclusive. Even better, the game will be optimized for the Xbox One X and should should support 100 man servers just fine.
It remains to be seen if the upcoming Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could sell as many copies as the PC version, but it will certainly be one of the most exciting games to play on your Xbox One later this year. Considering that Microsoft had no blockbuster game in the pipeline for the holiday season (and Crackdown 3 has been delayed to Spring 2018), it seems that it was really the perfect deal to make for the Xbox team.Further reading: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Video Games