PUBG: Battlegrounds earned approx 80,000 players a day since it became free to playon January 12, 2022. This was revealed by the Krafton company, evidently satisfied with the result, which spoke about it in its financial report for the first half of 2022.
Average revenue per user (ARPU) across all platforms grew more than 20%. International markets, therefore all those beyond South Korea, recorded 94% of revenues in the second quarter of 2022.
PUBG Mobile also did very well. According to Krafton, it is the second-largest selling mobile game in the world, contributing substantially to the company’s $550.7 million in revenue.
The report also discusses upcoming games, including the new Unknown World IP set in a sci-fi universe with turn-based gameplay and including The Callisto Protocol, the much-talked-about survival horror.
There has also been talk of an as-yet-unnamed third project, based on the Korean fantasy novel The Bird That Drinks Tears.