first_imgStay on target Without a doubt, 2017’s biggest gaming success story is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Despite being an unfinished early-access title, it managed to sell over 20 million units on PC. This success was mirrored to a small extent on Xbox One where it sold one million copies in just 48 hours. Now, after all of this time (and countless patches), PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has left early access and is officially a finished game.Players, we will be leaving Early Access and launching PC 1.0 on Dec 20 11PM PST. The maintenance on live servers for 1.0 will start Dec 20 6PM PST / Dec 21 3AM CET and last for 5 hours. 1.0 release patch notes and our plans beyond the release will be shared with you soon.— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) December 20, 2017What can players expect with Battlegrounds 1.0? The biggest addition is a brand-new map called Miramar. There is also a replay mode which users have already been messing around with. Aside from that, there doesn’t appear to be a whole lot different between the “finished” Battlegrounds and the early access version. I put quotation marks over the word finished because the game is still riddled with numerous bugs and glitches. I suppose we can’t give PUBG much grief about this since many other “finished” games also suffer from the same issues. All of these hiccups didn’t prevent the game from attaining success. It seems folks are having too much fun killing each other in the game to care about glitches and such.PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was created by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene. The game began life as an Arma 2 mod called DayZ: Battle Royale which was inspired by the movie, Battle Royale. PUBG is popular due to the vast freedom it gives players. Because of this, it has become a Twitch mainstay and is even becoming big in the esports world. PUBG has also inspired similar battle royale modes in games like Grand Theft Auto: Online and Fortnite. I’m sure we’ll see more PUBG-inspired modes and games in 2018. ‘PUBG’ Story Trailer Teases the Unknown PlayerJordan Bans ‘Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img