PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was easily one of the biggest success stories of 2017. And that’s saying something as the title released on Steam Early Access in the front half of year, then gained 20 million+ followers before it launched the full version of the title in December. Add to that, the game launched on the Xbox One Game Preview Program in the same month, and that’s only added to its player base. If you don’t believe us, then you’ll enjoy this new stat that has been revealed.
For according to Eurogamer, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has now crossed 4 million users on Xbox One. And note, that the Preview version is the one still out right now, not the fully launched game. So that shows how many console users want to play this game with their friends, or just dominate the online battleground, either or.
In honor of those who have come to get the game, Microsoft will give all who have purchased the Xbox One version of the game (before the 31st) 30,000 Battle Points. You can use them to get cosmetic crates to decorate how your character looks.
So, if we add the 4 million users to the 30-35 million (give or take) on Steam right now, that means combined PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is close to 40 million players worldwide. And the game is not doubt going to go up from there, as more countries (including China) are getting more and more access to the game, friends are telling friends about it, and word-of-mouth is no doubt fueling sales as well.
The real question is, how is developer Bluehole going to keep up with all of this? It’s not as easy as it sounds managing millions of players, that’s one of the reasons the game took so long to launch its full PC version, and even then, the online is still finicky at times. Still, the popularity is driving them, and that’ll eventually lead to a fully fixed game.