It has already been ascertained that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a critical success, surpassing all expectations from the developer and onlookers alike. The large increments to the global player-base have been closely followed for the past several months to the point of monotony. Today, we come to realize that the surging popularity for the online battle royale experience will soon push the product to hit a major milestone that others can only dream of.
At the time of writing, PUBG has recorded over 1.9 million concurrent players in the last twenty-four hours on Steam. Considering the pace at which the game is progressing, we might not even have to wait until the weekend to see the magical 2 million barrier get breached at peak.
Dota 2 is the only game on Steam that previously held the record for the most concurrent players recorded. It achieved nearly 1.3 million at peak back in March 2016.
PUBG has sold more than 10 million copies 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 begin sometime next year.
According to creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, there are no current plans to increase the price of PUBG in the near future. The game remains in early access on Steam for $30 and will likely retain the tag once it gets a full release at the end of the year.