History of Video Games 2017

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    Epic Games ships Fortnite, the global phenomenon. With more than 500 million registered accounts, it is one of the most popular games in history.

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    PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS is first released as an early access game on Steam. The Battle Royale phenomenon receives worldwide acclaim, achieving seven Guinness World Records and winning multiple game awards worldwide. As one of the best-selling PC games ever, it reaches a peak of 3.25 million concurrent players on Steam.

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    Nintendo launches the Nintendo Switch, a hybrid handheld/home console designed to be played anywhere.

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    The Xbox One S launches, featuring a smaller design from the Xbox One, support for 4K Ultra HD video streaming, and HDR Gaming support.

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    Xbox Game Pass launches. Game Pass is a membership service offered with a curated library of hundreds of games that players can download, online multiplayer and EA Play access.