PUBG, which stands for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is a popular battle royale game. The game was developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company, Bluehole. In the game, up to 100 players drop onto an island and for weapons to kill others while protecting themselves.
Over time, the safe area of the game’s map and players are forced to survive in a tighter area and kill or be killed, thus creating a winner. The mobile version of the game can be played on either android or iOS devices. The game can also be played on devices working on Microsoft Windows. Also, the game can be played on PlayStation and Xbox One. The game has been immensely popular, to say the least, and has earned several awards.
The concept and the design of the game were led by the popular game developer, Brendan Greene. When Brendan left Sony Online, he was approached by Chang-Han Kim of Ginno Games, and a week later, he was made the creative director of blue hole. There was a huge increase in interest for the game extended the entire development for Battlegrounds into Bluehole Ginno Games in September 2017, which was then named to PUBG Corporation with Kim serving as its chief executive officer. In March of 2019, he left the position of the lead designer of the game but stated that he would continue to work as a creative consultant. The PC version of the game was released in 2017.
After coming to the PCs, it was time for the time to be launched for consoles and mobiles. The game had its mobile version released in 2018, and the game also had its Xbox one release and PS4 releases in the same year. The following year, a lite version of the game was released for both PC and mobile. In 2020, the game is available on Google Stadia as well. Today, the game is played in Esports competitions as well. The game has been amazingly successful, to say the least, and is considered to have redefined the Battle Royale Genre of games.
Coming to its reception, he game made US$11 million in the first three days of its Windows early access release in March 2017, and by the following month, the game managed to sell over a million copies and by May of 2017, the game sold upwards of 2 million copies. The mobile version of the game had 100 million downloads by August of 2018 and 225 million by October of 2018 and garnered over $1.5 Billion by 2019.
Awards and Achievements
Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by PUBG:
- The game won the Best Multiplayer Game Award and the PC Game of the Year Award at the 35thGolden Joystick Awards in 2017.
- The game won the Best Multiplayer Game Award at The Game Awards 2017.
- The mobile version of the game won the Mobile Game of the Year Award at the 36th Golden Joystick Awards in 2018.
- The game won the Esports Game of the Year Award at the 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards.
Net Worth of PUBG in 2020
As of December 2020, Bluehole, who is the creator of PUBG, has garnered a net worth of $5 Billion. The game can be played on mobile, PCs, and consoles. The mobile version of the game itself had 225 million downloads by October of 2018 and garnered over $1.5 Billion by 2019.
The game has been monstrously successful since it was first released and continues to bet getter with time. Here’s hoping the game keeps setting new records and breaking old ones.