PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the tense Battle Royale-esqe third person survival/shooter game, was introduced to Steam as an early access title on March 23rd. Merely 18 days later it was announced that it’d had 1 million downloads… Now, not even a month on, it’s come to light that 2 million people have picked up what is promising to be the next big thing.
Apparently 2 million people don’t agree with my sentiment that £26.99 is too much to pay for this title. I haven’t played it myself, because I find it currently too expensive, but our very own Gary has. While he complains that the framerate is low (hitting 30 max and frequently dropping out) this is still early access and he has plenty of good things to say about it. From his brief discription I imagine a Hunger Games-esque scenario… With more guns, and cars, and frying pans. Graphically it looks impressive and it is certainly worth buying while in early access as I expect we will only see the price go up as bugs get ironed out and the player base only expands.
I won’t spoil it too much, though, because I expect we may see a write up sometime soon.
The guys over at Bluehole who created this already popular title have also announced that they will be matching donations up to $100,000 at their first charity invitational which takes place tomorrow (4th May). This Invitational will be host to over 100 streamers and will be benefitting Gamer’s Outreach who “provide equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals.”
The invitational will see two teams of 36 compete (from both Europe and North America) and will be streamed, in full, on Twitch. If you fancy donating to the Gamer’s Outreach cause follow this link to do so.
If you’re still umm’ing and ahh’ing over whether or not you ought to purchase this game then this stream will certainly be worth checking out.
If I’ve just convinced you, pick up the game here.