PUBGs has surpassed every game on Seam for its concurrent users with over 1 million players earlier this month and now Bluehole Studio has revealed that PUBGs concurrent users have surpassed 1.5 million on Steam.
PUBGs is currently the top game with peak concurrent users with Dota 2 just behind with over 1 million concurrent users and apparently, these are the only two games with over a million concurrent users on Steam. PUBGs concurrent users count seems to be growing continuously and is showing no signs of slowing down.
In related news, Brendan Greene has confirmed that that the development team is planning a PUBGs Ranked Game Mode along with other progression systems for maximum player engagement. The studio is planning some changes to the Blue Zone to make it fairer and also confirmed that more game optimizations will be implemented soon for the low-end systems.
Also, Epic Games is also introducing a PUBGs-like game mode to Fortnite which will also be free for everyone, however, Bluehole Studio is not amused by it as the studio fears that EPic Games is replicating their game.
We’ve had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG’s development as they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the game. After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known.
Also, Bluhole Studio is preparing to deal with the PUBGs AFK farming and plan to tackle it soon, however, the studio admits they don’t know what will be the solution.
It could be us just adjusting the balance of BPs being earnt after each game or just from a structure point of view, preventing AFKs as a whole. We haven’t fully decided on a direction for that yet.
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