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How “Battle Royale” Took Over Video Games

The "Battle Royale" genre of video games, in which players fight to be the last person or team standing on an ever-shrinking map, gained popularity in the early 2010s with the release of games like "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" (PUBG) and "Fortnite."

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How “Battle Royale” Took Over Video Games
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How “Battle Royale” Took Over Video Games

The "Battle Royale" genre of video games, in which players fight to be the last person or team standing on an ever-shrinking map, gained popularity in the early 2010s with the release of games like "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" (PUBG) and "Fortnite." These games were heavily influenced by the Japanese film "Battle Royale," which was released in 2000. The genre's success can be attributed to its intense and fast-paced gameplay, as well as its ability to be played both casually and competitively. Additionally, the release of these games on mobile devices and their availability on multiple gaming platforms helped to expand their player base and cement their popularity.

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The "Battle Royale" genre first emerged as a mod for the game "Arma 2" created by a player under the pseudonym "PlayerUnknown." This mod, called "Battle Royale," was released in 2013 and quickly gained a dedicated following. The mod's creator, Brendan Greene, was later hired by South Korean developer Bluehole to create a standalone game based on the mod, which was released as "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" (PUBG) in 2017. PUBG quickly became a sensation, with millions of players logging on to play the game every day. The game's success led to the development of a mobile version, which was released in 2018 and further expanded the game's player base.

Meanwhile, Epic Games, the creator of the popular game "Fortnite," released a "Battle Royale" mode for the game in September 2017. The model was free to play and quickly gained a massive player base, with many players preferring it to the game's original "Save the World" mode. Fortnite's "Battle Royale" mode was notable for its more cartoonish art style and the ability to build structures during gameplay, which set it apart from other games in the genre.

The success of PUBG and Fortnite led to a proliferation of "Battle Royale" games, with many other companies releasing their versions of the game. These include "Call of Duty: Warzone," "Apex Legends," "Hyper Scape," and "Ring of Elysium," among many others. The genre has also inspired several other popular game modes such as the last-man-standing mode in "Minecraft" and "Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout".

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The popularity of "Battle Royale" games can be attributed to several factors. The fast-paced and intense gameplay, which requires players to constantly be on the move and eliminate other players, is highly engaging. Additionally, the ever-shrinking map and the fact that players are eliminated as the game goes on add an element of tension and excitement. The ability to play the game both casually and competitively is also a key factor in its success, as players can choose to play for fun or to try to win.

The release of "Battle Royale" games on mobile devices has also helped to expand their player base. PUBG and Fortnite have both been released on mobile, and other games in the genre have followed suit. This has made the games more accessible to a wider audience, as many people own smartphones and tablets but may not have access to a gaming console or PC.

Finally, the availability of "Battle Royale" games on multiple gaming platforms has helped to cement their popularity. PUBG and Fortnite, for example, are available on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch, as well as on mobile devices. This has allowed players to access the games on the platform they prefer and has also helped to create a sense of community among players on different platforms.

In conclusion, the "Battle Royale" genre of video games has taken over the gaming industry.

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