The concept of Battle Royale, where players fight to be the last one standing, has become increasingly popular in recent years. However, the History of Battle Royale Video Games dates back much further than that.
The earliest known example of a Battle Royale-style game is the 2000 Japanese PC game “Survivor”. The game was a simple 2D shooter where players fought against each other on an island until only one player remained.
In 2002, the game “Hunger Games” was released for the PC, which was heavily influenced by the Japanese film “Battle Royale.” This game was similar to Survivor but with a more detailed storyline and more realistic graphics.
In 2009, the game “Minecraft” was released, and it quickly gained a large following. Players could create their own Battle Royale-style games using the game’s creative mode, and this led to the creation of many custom game modes and mods.
In 2012, the game “H1Z1: King of the Kill” was released, which was the first mainstream Battle Royale game. The game was a spin-off of the popular survival game “H1Z1” and featured large-scale player versus player combat.
In 2013, the game “Rust” was released, which also featured a Battle Royale mode. The game was a survival game where players had to survive against both other players and the environment.
In 2017, the game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG) was released and it quickly became one of the most popular games in the world. PUBG was heavily influenced by the Japanese film “Battle Royale” and the game “H1Z1: King of the Kill” and it popularized the Battle Royale genre.
In 2018, the game “Fortnite” was released, which also featured a Battle Royale mode. The game quickly gained a massive following and it became one of the most popular games in the world.
Since then, many other Battle Royale games have been released, such as “Apex Legends”, “Call of Duty: Warzone”, “Hyper Scape” and many others.
The Battle Royale genre has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the 2000s, and it shows no signs of slowing down. With the continued popularity of the genre, it’s likely that we’ll see many more Battle Royale games in the future.
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