Bluepoint Studio announced today that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has sold more than one million units on Steam. The game has been live on Steam Early Access since March 23, 2017, meaning the game reached this milestone in 16 days.
"We couldn't have reached this milestone without the dedication of our players and we are truly humbled by their passionate response," said game designer Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene. "As we move to make improvements and deliver new content we will actively engage this growing fan base."
According to Bluepoint, the game has one of the top three concurrent user counts on Steam, with more than 89,000 simultaneous active players at peak. Want more numbers? 150,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch, because people like to see other digital people shoot things and die.
I spent some time with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds last week and ended up finding an enjoyable game that showed me I would be a complete coward in a survival situation.
"Everyone has a fantasy about how they'd deal with a real-world, anarchic survival scenario. If you've watched Battle Royale, The Walking Dead, 30 Days Later, or Mad Max, you've probably thought, "This is what I'd do in such a situation." I always thought I'd be that guy out there collecting weapons and equipment, and dealing cold hard justice, like the Sergeant from the Purge films," I wrote.
"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has taught me that I'd be holed up in a bathroom with a dirty t-shirt and a handgun, jumping at the slightest noise."
You can pick up PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Steam Early Access for $29.99.