Are you one of the 10 million people playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds? Despite still being in early access on Steam, the Battle Royale multiplayer game from independent developer Bluehole is a sales hit. It’s a darling of streamers and YouTube gaming. In fact, Battlegrounds recently surpassed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 as the most played games on Steam. It is a growth phenomenon. One can only wonder how much more it will sell when it launches on Xbox One by the end of the year.
I hope their massive financial windfall leads them to develop either a Mac or a PS4 version of their game. I know they’ve got that exclusivity deal with Microsoft so I’m not counting on the latter anytime soon, but the former…
Back of the napkin math:
At a 30% standard cut of the $29.99 purchase price, Valve has made almost a 90 million dollars off PUBG.
Might want to check that math.
Ha! Good catch!