PUBG is a game that needs no introduction. The game has come a long way and it is still being played by millions of active users regularly. The game was initially launched for PC consoles in 2017 and for Mobile devices a year later. Esports of PUBG and PUBG Mobile have hit high standards in all parts of the globe and thus making a lot of revenue. But, popular YouTuber and Twitch Streamer Michael Grzesiek, AKA shroud has a different perspective on the game nowadays.
Michael Grzesiek, otherwise known as Shroud is a Canadian streamer, YouTuber and former professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. He plays and streams various BR titles such as CSGO, PUBG PC, Apex Legends, Valorant, Escape from Torkov and many more. Recently he posted a video on his YouTube channel explaining why he was not playing PUBG as often as earlier.
According to a report by Dexerto, Shroud has not been seen playing PUBG in a while, which had not happened earlier. Looking at his Twitch records, PUBG has been the most streamed game on the platform. Although he has not played the game for a number of reasons, the popular streamer is looking forward to a sequel which is how the game could make a sensational comeback. He also adds, PUBG is now “old, dated, and done”.
Shroud explains why he stopped playing PUBG
Shroud has released a video recently (dated 17 July) titled ‘Why I don’t Play PUBG’ and made sensational claims over the Popular BR title. Even though we can see him getting his hands rough in the game every now and then, we cannot get to seem to play it regularly as once he did. Following are the statements made by Shroud:
“This is how my PUBG experience usually goes,” he said. “The first few games are actually pretty fun. Then this happens for the next 10 [minutes]… It’s just spawn, get a kill, die, spawn get a kill, die… It doesn’t matter where I go.”
"People think they want this game. But in reality… it’s old, it’s dated, it’s done. That’s it. Let’s move on. Wait for PUBG2.”
“You know what this game would benefit from… [introducing a new system that involves] opening up the map and going, ‘alright, I’m going to click and spawn here, I’m going to click and spawn here, I’m going to click and spawn here, you know?”
Thus, Shroud says that a sequel could save the game from its current fading away state. But as far as the recent revenue reports concerned from Sensor towers, PUBG mobile still is in top 5 in terms of revenue. The point has to be noted that the game is one of the first games to cross the 1 billion download mark(combined both Play store and App store). The game is going pretty well on the mobile platform releasing new titles such as Battlegrounds Mobile India and PUBG: New state. The PC platform active player base has been in a declining state. The PC platform video games player base is dominated by COD users and other titles. There are several reports that the PUBG sequel is under development. It will be interesting to see how the game makes a comeback on the PC platform.