PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has tasted massive success on PC and all credit for it goes to the development team at Bluehole. The game is scheduled to launch on Xbox One in the first week of December 2017, and many analysts have already predicted that playing PUBG on console is going to be an entirely different experience and the game is all set to create new records in console video game market. The success of PUBG continues, it was announced yesterday that the game has claimed not one, not two, but a total of 7 Guinness World Records. The long list is provided below – some of the records mentioned are: First, non-Valve game to be the most played game on Steam, first video game to reach 2 Million Concurrent Players on Steam, and many others.
The announcements of the Guinness Records that PUBG won came at Golden Joystick Awards 2017 where the game picked the prestigious PC Game of the Year and Best Multiplayer Game Awards.
CH Kim, the head of the PUBG Corp was thrilled with the announcements and this is what he said about it: “We are thrilled to be acknowledged by Guinness World Records for our momentum, massive growth, and more importantly how engaged our fans have been with PUBG. We strive to make the best game we possibly can, and deeply thank all the players and viewers that have taken this journey with us.”
PUBG Corp COO Woonghee Cho added: “We’re honored by the passion and excitement that the PUBG community has shown for the game. Thank you to everyone who has supported PUBG since our Early Access launch in March, and we’re looking forward to making the game an even more enjoyable experience leading into our PC 1.0 and Xbox Game Preview launches in December.”
PUBG – Guinness World Records
- Most actively played video game on Steam – Recorded a peak of 1,984,278 concurrent players as of Oct 10th, 2017*
- Fastest time for a Steam Early Access video game to gross $100 million in revenue – 79 days, achieved on June 10, 2017
- First non-Valve video game to be the most played game on Steam – First topped the Steam charts on Aug 27th, 2017
- Fastest time for a Steam Early Access video game to sell one million units – 16 days
- Most concurrent players for a Steam Early Access video game – 2.6m
- Most concurrent players on Steam for a non-Valve video game – 2.6m
- The first video game to reach 2m concurrent players on Steam
The records that PUBG currently holds clearly makes it the Current Undisputed King of the Battle Royale Video Game. The launch of Xbox One is just around the corner, and these stats are clearing going to go up further.