PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is without a doubt one of the hottest game to rise to fame this year, and it continues to smash records left, right and centre. Arriving on Steam Early Access back in March, PUBG had broken a number of records in just a few short months that followed, including beating Dota 2 for the most concurrent players on Steam, as well as breaking the two million player barrier back in October. What’s more, the game managed to surpass 20 million copies sold recently, and it is still yet to be fully released.
The records haven’t stopped there, as it has now been revealed that PUBG has managed to break seven Guinness World Records. The records that have been broken are as follows:
- Fastest time to sell one million units for a Steam Early Access game
- Fastest Steam Early Access game to gross $100 million
- First video game to reach two million concurrent players on Steam
- Most actively played game on Steam
- Most concurrent players for a Steam Early Access game
- Most concurrent players on Steam for a non-Valve video game
- First non-Valve video game to be the most played game on Steam
The awards haven’t stopped there either, as Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene was in attendance at the Golden Joysticks as PUBG was awarded both “Best Multiplayer Game” and “PC Game of the Year.”
To end the year in style, version 1.0 of PUBG will arrive on PC next month, as well as a release on Xbox One as part of the Xbox Preview program.