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Battle Royale Genre to be Even More Fruitful for Publishers in 2019

The Battle Royale genre is similar to the Big Bang Theory because the boom that this category has produced over time has formed a cosmos of its own.

If you’re unaware Battle Royale game style is most trending gaming genre nowadays and includes matches which are capable of housing 100 players equipped to compete. The last man standing stand as the winners and you can accomplish this feat either individually or by forming a team group.

The basic technique of Battle Royale genre is strategy and critical thinking which can be easily applied in the gameplay.

The key catalysts of the buzz created in the Battle Royale genre have been through the games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Loads of gamers have gone to this fraternity through these Battle Royale video games. To set things in perspective Fortnite alone has a user base of 125 million players which is equivalent to the UK and Italy’s combined population so one can determine that the hype is quite real.

When things are already going pretty well for the Battle Royale genre it is hard to imagine that 2019 will estimate to make $20 billion for this category. Reports from SuperData Research propose that for this remaining year $12 billion would be earned. Main contributors to this thriving revenue could game like Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V as both are anticipated to include Battle Royale modes.

Moreover, SuperData Research’s report suggests that next year free-to-play games would be overshadowed regarding revenue generation by the premium Battle Royale games. The $6.5 billion-grossing by free-to-play games will be outdone by $10 billion earnings by premium Battle Royale games.

The Battle Royale genre has also received criticism for being an overrated gaming style while today there are gamers across the globe that are crazy behind this genre.

In 2018, Fortnite alone made $1 billion, going past PUBG comfortably. Epic Games is making money hands over fist through Fortnite and thanks to Season 5’s engaging content, we can expect the numbers to keep going up.

Many publishers are jumping into the market including Activision and EA. Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale mode is to release later this year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Meanwhile, EA is launching Battlefield V Battle Royale mode on October 19, 2018.

Players will be able to test Blackout mode in September 2018.