Battle royale games are seemingly still as huge as they were a year ago, and there are only a barely any signs of stopping. The game that started it all, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, releases on PS4 today.
The multiplayer shooter joined Early Access on PC in March 2017, and while it was still fairly buggy, critics lauded it nonetheless, and it’s commonly seen as the birthplace of the battle royale game. When Fortnite: Battle Royale was released for free as opposed to PUBG’s $29.99 price tag, it put up some tough opposition and as people argued which game was better, the hype became bigger for the entire genre.
For those who somehow haven’t heard of the battle royale genre yet, it slings (typically) 100 players into an arena where they fight against each other for the chance to become the last surviving player. To do this, they use every part of the map they can find to their advantage, but also can’t stay holed up in one spot as the map gets smaller and smaller as time progresses.
Weirdly enough, PUBG Mobile also has a crossover with Resident Evil 2 coming up soon, although no further information is publically available yet except for the first trailer.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds releases on PS4 today (December 7) at a price tag of $29.99 (with bigger packages including G-Coins and BP having been available for pre-order).
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