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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Takes Home DICE Award for Online Gameplay

by Bill Hess

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds scored a trophy at the DICE awards for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay.  The multiplayer title which saw huge success in 2017 as an early access title captivated the PC community for almost the entire year.

While the game has understandably slowed in recent weeks due to development moving towards anti-cheat measures and new loot boxes instead of new features for the game, it’s undeniable that 2017 was a great year for PUBG.

The developers managed to take an Early Access product to full release on PC.  Launch an Early Access version of the game on Xbox One, and launch a mobile game as well.  The success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has pretty much spawned an entire genre with new “Battle Royale” games seemingly popping up every other day trying to recapture that same magic that PUBG Corp.  created with Battlegrounds.

Epic Games even cashed in on the success of PUBG.  With Fortnite Battle Royale cribbing most of the playbook from PUBG and creating something similar while adding their own twist.

It’s hard to determine what factors go into Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay.  If excessive and game crippling cheating is one of the factors, PUBG was a lock to win the award out of the gate.  Ah, we kid.

Here’s to the upcoming Road Map for PUBG in 2018 and hoping that we see some new features from the developers, or at least some things to look forward to in the near future.

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