PUBG is setting new records on Steam, becoming the most played game in terms of concurrent users.
The Early Access game peaked with 1,349,584 players this weekend, which beats the previous record held by DOTA 2.
In fact, it’s a significant step up from the 1,291,328 record set by DOTA 2 back in March 2016.
It’s especially good news for Microsoft and the Xbox One, which welcomes PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds later this year.
With Microsoft trying to shift more consoles and compete with the PS4, bagging a game this popular could help close the gap.
Sony will be less impressed, especially with the uncertainty about a Battlegrounds PS4 release date.
Developer Bluehole previously said the game would release on PS4, but recent comments have suggested that a PlayStation launch is up in the air.
But with these numbers on Steam, Sony should do everything in its power to get PUBG ported to PS4 asap.
The news comes as PUBG developer Bluehole said that it has no plans to increase the price of the game on PC or Xbox One.
Battlegrounds creator Brendan Green told GamesIndustry.biz that there are no plans to go down the same path as ARK Survival Evolved and increase its price.
“We don’t have a plan to increase at the moment,” he said. “That could change, but from my understanding, and from what we’ve talked about internally, we want to keep the same price.”
Green said that $30 is a good price, especially for a game with such long-term appeal.
“We’re happy. $30 is a good price for what you’re getting, and this is a game that could last for five or ten years. You’re buying into something bigger than just a year-long game.”
And just in case you don’t know, Battlegrounds takes place on a remote island where 100 players compete to be the sole survivor.
Similar to games like DayZ, players must gather supplies, armour and weapons in order to defeat other players.
And in a unique twist, the battleground actually gets smaller as games go on.
“Players will enter a last-man-standing battle where they try to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies in a graphically and tactically rich battleground that eventually forces players into a shrinking play zone as they engage in a tense and spectacular fight to the death,” reads a Bluehole statement.