Published: Sat, March 24, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Chinese PUBG players average twice as many hours in-game as Americans

Chinese PUBG players average twice as many hours in-game as Americans

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is in line to get a third map in the near future. The comments are notably conciliatory - though Greene prefaced his comments with a subtle joke about "having a lot of thoughts" on Fortnite. And while developer PUBG Corp. has shown off some artwork previously that offered a sense for the map's layout, we've now gotten a peek at what it looks like in-game. Of course, you never know at this point: next week we might be writing about the other PUBG Mobile by Timi. The relationship was at the time and remains somewhat complicated by the fact that Bluehole relies on Epic's Unreal Engine 4 to develop PUBG.

The entire concept of an event mode in a Battle Royale game will no doubt sound familiar to those who have been playing more Fortnite than PUBG as of late. I hope it all comes together with player feedback. Until its launch as an Xbox-exclusive in December, PUBG was available only on Windows.

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According to the study, Fortnite has already overtaken PUBG in most success metrics, including unique Twitch viewers; during the last week of February, Fortnite had 14.0M unique viewers on the platform, while PUBG had just 8.7M. I never set out to kill any of those games. "When I started this three years ago, I never thought I'd be saying things like this", Greene said.

Greene's GDC talk, officially titled "PLAYERUNKNOWN: From Mod Creator to Creative Director of PUBG", gave an overview of Greene's experiences from his days as a photographer in Brazil to his time spent modding ARMA 2 and, eventually, to his creation of PUBG and beyond. With more AAA studios likely taking notice and planning on bringing their own Battle Royale games into the ring, it will be interesting to see how the two powerhouse games handle with the increased competition.

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