“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” came on the weekend to more than 1.3 million players, who were simultaneously on Steam online. This is a new record. No other game has done so far.
This weekend it happened. After “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” regularly break their own records in the last few weeks with the access numbers and often left “Dota 2” in the daily rout, yesterday’s all-time record was broken on Steam. More than 1.34 million players were simultaneously in “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds”. This was not achieved by any other game on Steam.
Previously, “Dota 2” was the top performer over the years, reaching a peak of about 1.3 million simultaneous users. It should be noted that “Dota 2” is a free-to-play game. “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is in the Early Access and needs to be purchased regularly.
The champagne corks with the responsible developer should pop regularly. Already last week it was said from the studio that “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” sold more than ten million times. This should have been a bit surprised by the makers: Before the launch, it was thought that the game will sell 200,000 to 300,000 times in the first year. This is an error that should not have left any dim faces.
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) 16 Eylül 2017