Krafton and PUBG Corp. continue to expand the universe of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with the announcement of PUBG: New State, a new installment of the popular battle royale that differs from the original game by offering a futuristic setting. The presentation of the title for iOS and Android devices has been accompanied by a few details and a first trailer where we can see the graphic bill of the game.
PUBG: New State is set in 2051, a near future in which some years have passed since the original game, which places its action in our present (more or less). The story of the title places us in a world where anarchy rules while numerous factions fight each other. “Competition has evolved on the new battlefield with the use of new technology that requires survivors to adopt new survival tactics,” says the official description of the title.
The action of the new PUBG takes place on a map called Troi 8×8 km where players will find a variety of consumables, tools and weapons, as well as drones, deployable shields and vehicles. Unsurprisingly, the scenario will host up to 100 players competing to be the last survivor as the blue zone shrinks the size of the map. Two mechanics without which we could not be talking about a battle royale.
PUBG: New State also promises to offer a “realistic and dynamic shooting mechanic” optimized for mobile devices, as well as a system that will allow customizing weapons within the game. In terms of graphics, there is talk of an “ultra-realistic” look that will “push the limits of mobile gameplay” and will feature realistic lighting technology. Finally, PUBG Corp. assures that its new battle royale will expand and deepen the franchise’s lore (yes, it has one).
Android users can already click on the pre-registration button on Google Play to show their interest in PUBG: New State, an option that will soon also be open to iOS users. For the launch of the game will still have to wait until the end of the year, but before that there will be a series of tests on both platforms.
New State is the third game in the PUBG saga after PUBG Mobile (developed and operated by Tencent) and the original PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for consoles and PC. Within the same universe but with a totally different bet we have The Callisto Protocol, a survival horror directed by Glen Schofield, creator of Dead Space.