Krafton had announced its desire to “expand the PUBG universe”, and this will start to materialize this year with the release of PUBG New State, a new royal free-to-play battle on mobiles with a futuristic setting.
Set in 2051, PUBG: New State takes place on a new map called Troi and promises to bring “new features that are changing the genre” such as rolls, a system for customizing weapons with kits that will allow them to be transformed in different ways (improved performance, shooting mode, accessories…) or the addition of drones and a deployable ballistic shield.
The formula remains the same: 100 survivors fight each other until only one player or one team is standing, with a blue zone that narrows and weapons, vehicles and consumables to be looted across the map to get the upper hand. Krafton, which is developing the game in-house, also features “graphics that surpass the mobile gaming standard” thanks to Global Illumination rendering technology with “huge 8×8 km open worlds”.
It is already possible to pre-register on the Play Store (soon on the App Store) to get a limited vehicle skin for the game’s release, scheduled for this year. It will therefore evolve in parallel with PUBG Mobile, which is managed by Tencent.