Two nights ago, I bought PlayerUnknown’s Battleground for PlayStation 4 (store link – released 7 Dec 2018). Is part of some sort of me trying to play a wider variety of games, the idea being to improve my gamestyle and also knowledge. Among PS4 players that I know and are playing Division, Wildlands, or COD4, PUBG is not necessarely in a good spot, but I think we all can agree that it is a good choice, being the one of the best-selling and most-played video games of all time. I understand that he sold over fifty million copies worldwide by June 2018.
And it was #1 on PlayStation 4 top sales at the end of 2018.
PUBG is the classic Battle Royale game (even inspired by a japonese movie called Battle Royale): up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and loot for weapons and equipment to kill the others, while avoiding getting killed. You cannot camp, and is not even indicated to go in the center of the map, for example, because the available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.
I did not read anything about the game before I bought it, and in one of my first rounds, trying to find my teammates on the island, I have found them in a vehicle, using the horn and searching for me also. I was very surprised by the vehicle they had, a Dacia 1300, because that was my first car in my real life, given to me by my parents. 🙂 It was white, not blue like the one in the game, and I sold it for like $500 USD, or something. 15 years ago! 🙂
Dacia 1300 is actually a Renault 12 car, licensed more than 3 decades ago to the romanian government to build this model during 1969-1982. It is described by PUBG as the best suited for road usage, and an excellent choice for players who want protection from gunshots. Its poor acceleration and inability to handle well off-road are its negative attributes. Exactly like IRL, excepting the gunshots, but I can tell you that the front and the back of the car were very strong. 😉
The legend says that the car inclusion in the game is a nod to PLAYERUNKNOWN’s fondness for the car show Top Gear with Dacia-branded vehicles featured as one of many running gags in the show. The entire vehicle list available on PUGB contains 15 cars and is here. Here is Dacia 1300’s page, and in the video below you will be able to actually see the story I’ve told you about finding my PUBG random teammates waiting for me in a Dacia 1300.