PUBG has reached a new milestone as of this week. As of September 8, this game became the first one in the history of gaming to reach their peak of over 1M concurrent players on a digital game platform (Steam) for 365 days in a row. This was confirmed by tracking site SteamDB. That is truly remarkable.
Also important to note is that PUBG also has been viewed about 550K times daily on Twitch every day but one. What exactly broke this streak? It was the release of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta test. They added a “Battle Royale” mode in order to compete with PUBG as well as Fortnite.
Important to note is that this is just for the PC version of the game. On both PC and Xbox One, the game has sold over 50M copies, according to its developer. The popularity of this game lies with the well-known Twitch streamers and players which makes it more appealing to watch. Kudos to PUBG Corp for creating such a popular franchise that seems to be developing and evolving non-stop. They even recently announced PUBG Mobile, which we reported on via our sister site Daily Esports. Sadly, that is being blocked right now by China, and you can read more about it via the article.
So what do current active players think of this news? Let us know in the comments below. Congrats to PUBG and all the active players for helping to achieve such an incredible record.
Tarah Bleier is a freelance writer, editor and content creator from Toronto. As a graduate from Centennial College’s Journalism program, she has written for Tribute.ca, and Factinate.com and recently for Geek Enthusiast Magazine. In her free time, she loves gaming, cosplaying, prop making and attending as many conventions and geeky events as she can. Writing has always been a passion of hers and she has been a contributing writer of The Planet Observer for many years before becoming its Assistant Editor last year. Her work can also be seen on The Geekcast Radio Network where she has been a podcast host and writer.