Today, developer and publisher Bluehole announced that its last-man-standing style third-person shooter PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has sold more than one million units on PC via Steam Early Access in just 16 days, and has remained in the top three concurrent user count on Steam (peaking at more than 89,000) since its launch on March 23rd.
Steam’s number one seller for more than two weeks, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is, as mentioned above, a third-person battle-royale, last-man-standing shooter from PLAYERUNKNOWN aka Brendan Green, a pioneer of the Battle Royale genre. As the creator of the Battle Royale game-mode found in the ARMA series and H1Z1: King of the Hill, Greene is co-developing the game with the aforementioned Bluehole.
In the game, players start with nothing and must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the lone survivor. Described as a “realistic” and “high tension,” the game takes place on a large 8×8 km island built in Unreal Engine 4.
Greene accompanied the announcement with the following statement:
“We couldn’t have reached this milestone without the dedication of our players and we are truly humbled by their passionate response. As we move to make improvements and deliver new content we will actively engage this growing fan base.”
According to Bluehole and Greene, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS will only remain in early access for a maximum of six months. If you can’t wait upwards of six months, then you can purchase the game right now — in it’s early access form — for $29.99 USD.