During a recent call to investors, Electronic Arts commented on the success of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, noting how the team delivered a “new level of innovation” that changes the way FPS are played.
When asked his thoughts on the success of PUGB during EA’s Q3 2018 call to investors, EA CEO Andrew Wilson praised the game’s innovation, stating the company is “very respectful and complimentary” on what the team was able to accomplish.
His comment also extended to Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale mode.
“In terms of PUBG, I think what you discover in this industry is a lot of great vector that drive player engagement,” said Wilson during the call. “And one of those is just innovation in the core game play mechanic.
“What the team with PUBG have done is really deliver a new level of innovation that changes the way people play first-person shooter games. And we are very respectful and complimentary what they have been able to do. We’ve seen that continue with Fortnite.
“It’s clearly a mode of play that the global FPS population is interested in and given that we have some of the best shooters in the marketplace, you might expect that we are also thinking about new and innovative ways to play.”
Wilson was quick to point out innovative new ways to play Battlefield didn’t necessarily mean “PUBG replicas inside of the Battlefield universe.”
“But it does mean that our Battlefield team [are] looking at how they innovate in every aspect of the game including core gameplay and map design,” he said.
Just this month, Fortnite the 45 million player count with two million concurrent users. PUBG recently hit a milestone with 3.236 million concurrent users, and has brought in $712 million in sales after eight months on the market.