PUBG: 10 Million Down, 90 Million to Go

There's an interview with Brendan Greene on GamesIndustry.biz talking with the ever-more-famous PLAYERUNKNOWN from PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS about the success of the battle royale game. Something they touch on is the news highlighted in a separate post that the game has now sold more that 10 million units. While that's a rousing success by any standard, Brendan sees (or at least hopes for) the possibility of entering the rarified air of League of Legends, Riot's hyper-successful MOBA. He says:
Our sales curves are just going up. They're not slowing down. I'm still waiting for that plateau, and it's just not happening yet. When you ask about growth on PC, I just look at League of Legends. 100 million active users a month, I think, something stupid like that? If we play our cards right, maybe we can get to that level of users.
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Sep 8, 2017, 10:17
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Numinar wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 09:55:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 08:56:
The general level of FPS skill in people seems to be way down. Games like this are popular, but that new Quake will have a fraction of the player base, even being F2P, and Lawbreakers is a ghost town.

Moving around at high speed vertically seems to be too much for the public in general. Same fate can be applied to Titanfall 2.



Some of us just got sick of being a disembodied collection of a dozen guns spinning around in a fraction of a second and bunny-hopping about the level at 50km/h. I don't begrudge people who still love that, Quake is one of my favorite games, and new DOOM/Titanfall 2 are amazing, but I really enjoy the variety of other games on offer. It's not the late 90's clone-fest that almost murdered the genre anymore.

Agreed. I like the tactical part of this. Getting old and although I do very well in games like CS and similar, I dont have the twitch reaction I once had. Even in CS I find myself getting a lot of kills using tactics over face to face fighting.

I dont get a ton of kills in PUBG but win at a steady rate. I use the closing circles and terrain to make a tactical approach to the end. If I think "no way someone would be there" that is where I like to be. There is a pretty satisfying feeling of a win in PUBG. More than any other game I have played.

It is oddly similar to the feeling of beating an NES game.
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Really excited about the new map, no bridge choke points. Lots of urban multi level buildings. Game is a riot.
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 08:56:
The general level of FPS skill in people seems to be way down. Games like this are popular, but that new Quake will have a fraction of the player base, even being F2P, and Lawbreakers is a ghost town.

Moving around at high speed vertically seems to be too much for the public in general. Same fate can be applied to Titanfall 2.


Some of us just got sick of being a disembodied collection of a dozen guns spinning around in a fraction of a second and bunny-hopping about the level at 50km/h. I don't begrudge people who still love that, Quake is one of my favorite games, and new DOOM/Titanfall 2 are amazing, but I really enjoy the variety of other games on offer. It's not the late 90's clone-fest that almost murdered the genre anymore.
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Sep 8, 2017, 08:56
 
The general level of FPS skill in people seems to be way down. Games like this are popular, but that new Quake will have a fraction of the player base, even being F2P, and Lawbreakers is a ghost town.

Moving around at high speed vertically seems to be too much for the public in general. Same fate can be applied to Titanfall 2.

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Sep 7, 2017, 12:02
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Ozmodan wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 09:15:
When you come down to it, it is just another in a long line of survival games and unfortunately your client base is fleeting, until the next hot survival game hits the sales floor. The game does not have the staying power of an LOL.
This game is more like CS:GO than DayZ. Matches are short and there is always a winner. I think it will have staying power.
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Sep 7, 2017, 09:15
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When you come down to it, it is just another in a long line of survival games and unfortunately your client base is fleeting, until the next hot survival game hits the sales floor. The game does not have the staying power of an LOL.
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Sep 7, 2017, 05:21
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Numinar wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 04:13:
hunting humans

You do not hunt a man.
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Sep 7, 2017, 04:13
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You don't need any of this extra drama. Good players win in their underwear.

Game is great because of player count, arma-ness, no respawn, consequences and hunting humans is unnervingly exciting.
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Sep 6, 2017, 22:06
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aka_STEVE wrote on Sep 6, 2017, 21:29:
SO the game is awesome not for it's gameplay but for grief looting and then selling shit on Steam for ridiculous prices.... .....??


I'm definitely staying away now.

All tradeable/unlockable items are cosmetic.
Items you find during gameplay are only for that game session.
The game uses the same crate/unlock mechanics as many Steam games, notably TF2 and CS:GO... and outside of Steam, Overwatch (though those aren't tradeable). You play for a while and you unlock crates. Some open for free, some you buy a $2 key. Random cosmetic items come out, some are rarer than others, some are more desirable than others... you can sell them on the steam marketplace.
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SO the game is awesome not for it's gameplay but for grief looting and then selling shit on Steam for ridiculous prices.... .....??


I'm definitely staying away now.
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Sep 6, 2017, 21:02
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$300 for a bandana in a video game? HAHA! Wow humanity is insane.

I'll take a look when this game is out of early access.

Have they locked graphic settings yet, ie. force shadows and grass, etc. ?
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Sep 6, 2017, 19:43
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theglaze wrote on Sep 6, 2017, 19:03:
I wonder if they deduct Steam refunds from their sales numbers, because I sure as hell got my money back on a game that is no-where-near the quality of LoL


Dude i made a shit ton of money on this game...Bought it for 30 bucks then recently sold all thy preorder goods for 600 bucks....bandana alone i got 300 bucks...i dont give a flying fuck about thy skins...i could be fine and dandy running around looking like mary poppins...but this game is fun as fuck for me and my friends...your loss u didnt like it...it made me rich....
I love Fortnite..keeps thy little kids out of thy good games...
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I wonder if they deduct Steam refunds from their sales numbers, because I sure as hell got my money back on a game that is no-where-near the quality of LoL
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