We’ve seen the battle royale genre explode recently as developers scramble to breed or riff for the startling success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Although the side-effect of PUBG’s popularity—combined with Steam Direct, which now lets anyone with $100 list and then sell a game—is undoubtedly an increasing number of games trying to capitalize this is not on PUBG’s features doesn’t imply on its name.
Case in point: PlayerUnkn1wn: Friendly Fire, a top-down singleplayer and native multiplayer action game “in which you may play as you also in a circle of friends” and “survive so long as possible driving back the crowd of beetles utilizing the an enormous arsenal of weapons.” Three weapons are listed.
“If you’re ready to dive within the field of terrible creatures, collecting weapons along with other things from boxes then the game may be for you,” the game’s Steam store page adds.
I haven’t played it—it’s coming over to Early Access over a couple of days—and also for all I understand it’s just a highly original and compelling gaming experience. Or, it is just fiction. A clip starts off with what Bet on 12 months, so it’s probably simply a joke.
Either way, PlayerUnkn1wn: Friendly Fire (it compresses nicely to PUFF, we admit Simply put i choose to PUBG) is not the first game (nor, I expect, the last) to try and gain a few extra looks by copying PUBG’s title. In November, a game title called PlayerUn4wn: Zombie entered Early Access also (it’s currently sporting ‘Mostly Negative’ reviews). Meanwhile, a poorly-reviewed FPS called Gamers Unknown Survival appeared (also in Early Access) in September.