PlayerUnkown’s Battleground

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is playable online and is composed of battle royale matches. It is developed and published by PUBG Corporation. Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene based the game on mods that were created for other games. Originally, the match style was inspired by the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale. Up to one hundred players start the game by parachuting onto an island and have to scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. If the player dies, the match is lost. The playable area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, where surviving players have to go into tighter areas. The last player or team standing wins the round.

Battlegrounds was first released for Microsoft Windows and was made available through the Steam early access beta program in March 2017. It was fully released on December 2017. It was later released on the Xbox One via the Xbox Game Preview program that same month. It was officially released on the Xbox One on September 2018. In 2018, mobile version for Android and iOS were released and were free-to-play. A PS4 port was later released. Selling over fifty million copies worldwide by June 2018 and having over 400 million players in total, Battlegrounds is one of the best-selling and most-played video games of all time.

While critics argued that the game had some technical flaws, Battlegrounds still received positive reviews from critics. The game presented a new type of game play which was still unheard of at the time and had high replayability. As a result of PUBG, the battle royale genre has gained in popularity and is now implemented in various other games and is one of the most popular eSports genre. The game has also been banned in some countries for allegedly being harmful and addictive to young players.

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