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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Game overview/synopsis

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is based on battle royal-style game mods previous other games, but expanded into one standalone game under Brendan Greene's creative direction. Up to 100 players parachute onto an island fiilled with weapons, vehicles and other equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The game's world decreases in size over each round, forcing players into tighter areas and encouraging encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.


Blurb

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with community feedback. Starting with nothing, players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the lone survivor. This realistic, high tension game is set on a massive 8x8 km island with a level of detail that showcases Unreal Engine 4's capabilities.

PLAYERUNKNOWN aka Brendan Greene, is a pioneer of the Battle Royale genre. As the creator of the Battle Royale game-mode found in the ARMA series and H1Z1 : King of the Kill, Greene is co-developing the game with veteran team at Bluehole to create the most diverse and robust Battle Royale experience to date.


Not Just a Game. This is BATTLE ROYALE.


Key info

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Android/iOS
Typical game length: 10-30 minutes (though if you're a player and die early, the match for you can be over in a matter of minutes)
Players: 90+ players per game
Genre: Battle royale
Price: £26.99
Publisher: Bluehole.inc
Notable tournaments: Global Invitational, StarSeries, DreamHack, ESU
Website: https://www.playbattlegrounds.com/main.pu
Twitch: 126,000 peak weekly viewers as of May 2018 according to Twitch Metrics
Launched: Early access March 2017
Pegi age rating: 16