PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has broken its own record for concurrent players on Steam, as the popularity of the Battle Royale-inspired multiplayer shooter reaches new heights after its full release.
PUBG is now available on the PC and the Xbox One, and the question now is when the game will arrive to the best-selling current-generation console, the PlayStation 4.
PUBG Breaks Own Steam Record For Most Concurrent Players
In September, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds broke the Steam record for most number of players at the same time with more than 1.3 million concurrent players. The record was previously held by DOTA 2.
The popularity of PUBG continued to increase after that, though, reaching 2 million concurrent players in October. The game, however, has recently reached another milestone.
OVER 3 MILLION!! Thank you all for helping us reach this amazing milestone! GG WP everybody <3 pic.twitter.com/twUQkSkP5U
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) December 29, 2017
PUBG has achieved over 3 million concurrent players for a new Steam record, just over a week after long-awaited PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds full release. PUBG is simply blowing away all the other Steam games, with Valve titles DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive only reaching a peak player count of about 700,000 and 580,000, respectively, on the day that PUBG reached 3.1 million concurrent players.
When Will The 'PUBG' PlayStation 4 Version Be Released?
Gamers are hoping that the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PlayStation 4 version will soon arrive, as PUBG continues to dominate Steam and recently started its journey on the Xbox One.
However, PlayStation 4 gamers might have to wait a while before they get to enjoy PUBG, according to comments made by PUBG Corp. CEO Chang Han Kim.
"Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One are like pre-release, so they don't have a restriction on quality. However, PS is very strict about this," said Kim an interview with Inven Global.
Kim added that PUBG will be exclusively available for consoles on the Xbox One for some time, as the developers will focus on completing the game and moving it out of the Xbox One's Game Preview program. Only after completing the Xbox One version will PUBG Corp. then look to bring PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to other platforms, including the PlayStation 4.
It appears that the next platform for PUBG will be on smartphones, as it was previously revealed that the game's developers are working with Chinese tech company Tencent to release a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds mobile version in China.