PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds aka PUBGs is the biggest hit of its genre. It is a survival game that pits 100 players against each other while the last man standing wins the game. It sold 10 million copies within 5 months which is a major achievement for an early access game.
Interestingly, it is not the only game of its kind and H1Z1, although a little different, is pretty much the same thing. There is also DayZ which is going strong and doing well for itself.
H1Z1 Game Manager Anthony Castoro was asked by IGN if PUBGs success affected H1Z1 in any way. Replying to the question, he stated that there won’t be a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds if there wasn’t an H1Z1. He went on to say that “there’s room for this genre to expand,” and Battlegrounds is creating opportunities for H1Z1 to reach a larger audience.
It is a fact that players search for similar games which almost always results in a boost of the audience if you have a quality product at hand. H1Z1 is a good game but it still has a long way to go in order to compete with the likes of DayZ and even Battlegrounds in early access.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available on PC and is coming to Xbox One X. There are also rumors of a PlayStation 4 version but there hasn’t been any news yet. As far as H1Z1 goes, the game is exclusive to PC which means it already has limited opportunities to expand its audience and the success of Battlegrounds isn’t helping at all for the time being.
Do you think PUBGs would have come to be if it wasn’t for H1Z1?