PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a real-time shooter game which has proven to be one of the most hyped games of all times. No one would have believed that an initial user mod can bloom into such an immense full-fledged game.
Due to such a massive success that created a new demand for Battlegrounds type games, PUBG faced huge competition from new developers coming out with similar variants and rip-offs of the game. Fortnite also created a massive leap of players by releasing new emotes and variants in a weapon type, which created a shift of regular PUBG players towards new and different options.
Although seeing such downwards players trends was not at all motivating for PUBG as their regular players demographic spiralled down from 3 million marks to just under 900,000 users mark. But still, Tencent Gaming did not lose hope and introduced new maps, emotes, weapons and their refined skins to make the in-game experience more enjoyable and exciting.
Players who switched to various new games like Call of Duty, Brawl stars and Nintendo switch also started to revisit PUBG to explore the latest updates and gradually now we can see an upward trend in PUBG daily users.
The new Vikendi map became a triggering factor for numerous dead player accounts to revive back. When the new winter update went live, a number of players returned back to explore the new snowfall feature and ride the latest snowmobile.
As PUBG was initially a PC based game, it considerably had a small user base but eventually when its Android and iOS variants came through the number of user base drastically rose, and PUBG became the top-grossing app-based game in the Google Play store.
But gradually it faced a sink through as new games like Walking dead, Brawl stars and Clash royal took over Playstore and PUBG spiralled down. As PUBG is now also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox one the eventual uprising is expected in the number of users.
As PUBG also has one of the most highly streamed and shared gameplays on Twitch and Youtube, it is entirely possible that PUBG will survive in the future and remain one of the highest grossing games of all times.
Although the future of PUBG looks bright and is expected to make an intensive comeback, how will they achieve it is yet to be seen. Hopefully, new updates make the gameplay much more interactive.