PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) made history earlier today by achieving a tremendous milestone that was foreseen months back by pretty much everyone.
It is now officially the second, and the first non-Valve, game on Steam to pass 1 million concurrent players on the digital distribution platform. Dota 2 previously held this honor when it registered the figure of 1,291,328 players in March 2016. PUBG recorded 1,028,540 players at peak yesterday, which means that the popular online battle royale experience is yet to achieve the highest amount of concurrent players on Steam in history.
In a recent interview, creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene stated that there are no current plans to increase the price of PUBG in the near future. The game remains in early access for $30 and will retain the tag once it gets a full, official release at the end of the year.
More than 10 million copies have been sold so far. Expect sales to pick up even more when the Xbox One version arrives in the coming months. The developer is still entertaining the idea to bring the game over to PlayStation 4 but work for that port will only being sometime next year.
Elsewhere, PUBG is scheduled to receive a new update next week. It will introduce a new weapon, foggy weather conditions, and leaderboards for the first-person perspective (FPP) mode.