Best New IP

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Best New Game IP of 2017

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds


2017 saw the rise of many new and amazing IP's, but perhaps none more influential and becoming a household name as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Taking its place among the greats of both the casual and hardcore pvp scenes, PUBG's Battle Royale style gameplay is a thing of simple but addicting wonder. Games begin with players airdropping in over an island with various vacant towns and weaponry scattered across the landscape. The ultimate goal is to be the last man (or team) standing as the safe zone continously shrinks around the players forcing them closer and closer until combat is unavoidable. Long moments of silence can turn to all out warfare with the drop of a pin, and the more the timer goes down the higher the sense of urgency rises. PUBG is a pvp experience that values randomization as much as tactics and skill, making it a welcome addition among the greats in the multiplayer pantheon.

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