PUBG has long been overshadowed by Epic Games’ Fortnite. But that doesn’t stop the developers of the well-known Battle Royal shooter to give up their position. As they have set a long-term goal for their game. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds community should have at least 20 years of fun to play. Can the developers deliver on this promise?
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has given a big boost to the Battle Royal genre. In 2017, more than two million players were online simultaneously on the bestseller’s servers. Today, Fortnite and Apex Legends take the limelight – and the players. But from the recent news, it seems like the PUBG community still has a lot to offer in the next 20 years.
According to studio director Dave Curd, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will remain on the market for a long time. For two decades, he would like to fill PUBG with new stories and experiences. In an interview with Eurogamer, he said the following:
This is a game I want players to join 20 years from now, we want to keep telling stories. The studio wants to keep providing fresh experience and anything’s possible.
Season 8 kicks off
New content is also planned for the upcoming season, which should lead to improved long-term motivation for the players. The new Ranked Season will arrive on PC on 30th July and for Xbox One will kick off on July 22nd. The eighth season will be inaugurated on the “Sanhok” map. The modified version of this map will be available to you immediately after the update in July.
The lovers of the Battle Royale shooter will soon be able to dust off the next chicken dinner between jungle, mud, and ruins. The changes are not just optical. The players get a more complex terrain, which should expand the tactical possibilities of the map. According to Curd, the desert map “Miramar” could undergo a remaster next. With performance improvements, new maps, and additional game modes, the developers want to successfully bring the battle royale size through the next 20 years.
Recently PUBG Corporation had to cancel the global series of the battle royale shooter and announced a multi-regional online competition.
Actually, three events were supposed to take place this year under the banner of the PUBG Global Series (PGS) to find the best players in the game. But because of the corona pandemic, these plans now had to be changed.
A multi-regional online competition is now planned. The PCS events take place in May, June, and August. The winners can look forward to a total prize pool of $ 2.4 million in four regions, including Asia (Korea, Japan, China, Chinese Taipei), Asia-Pacific (Southeast Asia and Oceania), Europe, and North America. The Esport fans can forecast the tournament winners and get special items and help their teams win more.
Teams that qualified for PGS Berlin earlier this year will receive $ 20,000 in compensation. Teams in regions where qualifying tournaments are currently taking place or where these tournaments have had to be postponed will also receive compensation.