PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has obviously picked up on the attention of several developers. With PUBG selling over 20 Million copies on the PC so far, the title is one of the most successful titles of the year raking in some excellent gameplay moments and business relations for Bluehole.
Picking up on the success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, it seems like Valve has been eyeing on these Battle Royale titles for quite a while now, more accurately, from the H1Z1 days back in March 2016, a year prior to PUBG’s actual release. Every update Valve has released for CS:GO has brought incremental changes ever since and has also hinted some unusable commands that we’re named after things like ‘survival’ and ‘island’. Several months before the release of the map called Canals also hinted that there was another map that’s yet to make its way to the game that was also called ‘island’. Considering how well PUBG has been booming, it should be no surprise that it has caught Vavle’s eye and would be an excellent time to take it seriously.
We’re expecting the survival mode to hit within the next few months. If so, it should be amazing considering how much users have been grinding through the 5v5 sandbox. Combining the controls of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the large map scale of PUBG would definitely be amazing for gamers who have moved to PUBG. But all of this would require excellent execution from Valve.