If you’re a fan of Battle Royale games then you’ve got a lion’s share of new games to lose hours of your day in. And yet yesterday only brought more of the genre, with Hi-Rez’s Realm Royale attracting players from fans of the genre as well as their other game, Paladins. Another game was also released: Totally Accurate Battlegrounds.
Now you’d be forgiven for not hearing about the game, but as you can probably tell, it’s most definitely making fun of the Battle Royale genre and PUBG in particular. And of course, it is all in good fun as you can probably tell from the Steam description alone.
It reads, “Totally Accurate Battlegrounds is a parody of the Battle Royale genre. A bunch of physics-based weirdos fight it out on an island, everything is silly and possibly a bit buggy.” At least they’re honest about it and considering its supposed to be a spoof, the more glitches the better.
The developer of Totally Accurate Battlegrounds, Landfall, originally wanted the game to be released back in April as an April Fool’s joke. Unfortunately, the game wasn’t quite to the standard that Landfall wanted for it and so it was delayed for improvements.
Nonetheless, the game is already a big hit which is no doubt helped due to the game being free – for now. Already its reached its peak-time of having 20,000 players, considerably more than H1Z1 has managed to gain since March on PC and double that of The Darwin Project and the failure that was Radical Heights. Though, that doesn’t mean H1z1 isn’t doing well, as Totally Accurate Battlegrounds is only beating them on PC.
It’s also more than Hi-Rez’s Realm Royale. Despite the two games being debuted on the same day, its peak was only 11,522. That may be a hard thing for Hi-Rez to swallow, having their efforts lacking the same attention as a game that was literally made as a joke.
Though, as stated above, the game is free for the moment. This may all change the moment Totally Accurate Battlegrounds loses its free-to-play status.