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$100 Million In 13 Weeks – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, if you say you haven’t heard of this game… you’re lying! The battle royal style came has seen huge success since it’s release in March of this year. It’s sold a whopping 4 million copies in just 13 weeks and made $100,000,000 in the process.

It doesn’t stop there, however! What’s most impressive is that the game is still an ‘early access’ title. Which means it’s not even finished yet! There’s still a lot of bugs and kinks that need to be removed before it leaves early access. Hopefully, we will actually see it leave early access, it’s all too often that we see games get stuck in early access and not ever see a proper release. Although chances of it not leaving early access are very slim as it’s even being released on Xbox One later this year.

Coming to Xbox One

It will be an Xbox Exclusive title (won’t be available on other consoles – i.e. the PlayStation 4). I personally think that it may make it’s way to the PS4 eventually and may only be exclusive to Xbox One for a year or so. We’ve seen this done before with Rise Of The Tomb Raider which was exclusive to Xbox when it was released, however, it eventually made it’s way to the PS4.

The developer of this blockbuster game, Bluehole, are continually updating PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds on a monthly basis up until the final release some time in 2018.

Who are Bluehole?

Bluehole are a Korean based game developer founded in 2007 by Gang-Seok Kim. They’re responsible for a total of 3 PC games, TERA (2011), Devillian (2015) and most recently, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (2017). They’ve also developed a few popular mobile games for Android / iOS. You can check them all out on their website.

So they’ve certainly made some successful games. They’ve also won multiple awards for their efforts. TERA managed to win the prestigious Presidential Award at the 2011 Korean games awards, as well as awards for best graphics, best character design and best sound. That’s not too shabby! I have no doubt that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will follow in TERA’s footsteps and win a host of awards.

 

Sources: Bluehole.net / Eurogamer.net

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