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This week, Brendan, Quinn, Phil, and Lisa discuss the most influential shooters of all time. From game-changers like Wolfenstein and Doom, to Quake, GoldenEye 007, Half Life, Halo, and the dominating Call of Duty, the team walks through how these titles changed the face of the genre and videogames in general.
In games news, the gang takes a look at the new trailer for the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, and the battle-royale tension between Playerunknown’s Battleground and Fortnight. They discuss what the cross-play glitch in Fortnight means for the possibility of a cross-play feature between Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Phil is back with his take on Tom Cruse’s latest movie, American Made. He also gives the team a rundown of the surrealist feature, mother!.
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The PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds train doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down—the ultra-popular title has achieved a new milestone of 10 million units sold.
Bluehole Studios’ took to their official Twitter earlier today and announced the incredible feat.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is still currently in Early-Access on Steam, however, the title has managed to somehow reach the 10 million mark in Steam sales. The title reached the already impressive 8 million units sold just two weeks ago.
Some of the success of the game can be attributed to the game’s popularity on streaming sites such as Twitch, which due to the competitive nature of the title makes it a perfect game for spectacle.
As previously reported, according to the metrics from Steamspy Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has the honour of holding the number one spot for a non-Valve title being played concurrently on the popular games’ platform.
The surge in sales can also be contributed to the recent announcement that the title will also be coming to consoles, specifically on Xbox One, and that the game will support cross-play with PC players. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is currently only available on PC, however, the upcoming Xbox One version will be a timed exclusive, meaning the game may (or may not) hit the PlayStation 4 sometime in the future.
Microsoft is currently in talks with Sony in regards to cross-play between future titles, something that Sony currently is not on board with.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be available on Xbox One sometime in 2018 with no definitive release date announced. The Xbox One X version of the title will support 4k visuals in addition to HDR support.
Players were recently teased with two new maps; one featuring a desert setting and another set in the distant future. The new maps for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds should be available with the next update.
Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds managed to hit another milestone after selling four million copies.
Bluehole, the developer behind games such as Tera Online have announced that their Steam early-access title, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has reached a whopping two million units in sales on the digital games distribution platform.