Valve’s Steam is the go-to platform for PC gamers where millions of games are available with new ones being added on a daily basis. Despite the stiff competition, the platform is dominated by DOTA 2 and Counter Strike Global Offensive.
Both these games are owned and published by Valve. They have some colossal record for the maximum number of concurrent players. The records which were maintained by CS GO and Dota 2 has finally lost it to a third party title. The viral hit Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds previously had 1 million concurrent users which was a feat of its own.
The game which is still in its early access mode has managed to hit a total of 1,348374 concurrent users this weekend. It has comfortably pushed the company’s celebrated title Defense of the Ancients, known as DOTA 2. The previous record set by the MOBA game is 1,291,328 which has been surpassed by PUBG.
Despite being in early access, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds had sold over 10 million copies and when the game gets fully launched on PC, Xbox One console before the end of 2017, it is expected to witness even better sales and a new audience base on the console. The title is the usual military shooter but it’s the gameplay, the ease of access and graphics that run on most systems made it such a huge hit.