PUBG or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has reached peak popularity. Gamers, across the world, play the favorite Battle Royale over various platforms.
However, in their excitement to defeat their opponents, most gamers do not notice exciting facts about the game, or its development history.
While this knowledge won’t help you win the chicken dinner, it is only right to know about the game you love.
HOW DID THE NAME PUBG CAME UP
For those unaware, Brendan Greene is the creator of PUBG. He also developed Arma 2 and H1Z1 Battle Royales, before this.
A man who likes his anonymity, Brendan is popularly known as PlayerUnknown, in the gaming community.
Rumor has it, Brendan was inspired by the default player name, ‘player 1’, and changed it to PlayerUnknown.
Since he designed the game, it became PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Tencent Games is the video game holding and publishing division of Tencent Interactive Entertainment, itself a division of Chinese conglomerate Tencent. Tencent Games was founded in 2003 to focus on online games. As of March 2018, it is the largest video game company in the world.
HOW DID PUBG BECOME SO POPULAR ?
The phenomenal popularity of PUBG came absolutely free of cost.
Developers Bluehole Studios didn’t spend any money on its promotion. Instead, only the word-of-mouth publicity was enough to reach the summit.
Notably, a tweet reported that 55 % of PUBG players are CS: GO regulars.
The intense shooting and unique Battle Royale experience, of PUBG, attracted fans of Counter Strike’s shooter-style gameplay.
The love shown for PUBG is real
The popularity of PUBG is reflected in the copies of the game sold.
Having sold millions, PUBG quickly became one of the best selling games of all time.
Notably, this record is for the PC version only, where pirated copies of the game are strictly unavailable.
Despite recently releasing in 2017, it stands along with long-time community favorites like Tetris and Minecraft.
What is 'winner winner chicken dinner'?
All PUBG gamers aim to see the ‘winner winner chicken dinner’ message. However, do you know what it means?
The phrase can be traced back to the Great Depression. If people bet money on back alley craps, the winner would be able to afford a chicken dinner in times of severe financial constraints.
However, the phrase was popularized by gamblers in Las Vegas casinos.