There’s a new ‘PUBG’ in town. Krafton Inc, the company behind ‘PUBG’ for PC and consoles, has just announced ‘PUBG: New State’, a new battle royale that expands the game’s lore and with which they promise to bring “the most realistic graphics available on mobile devices”. It will be released in late 2021 and will be available on iOS and Android.
It should be noted that ‘PUBG: New State’ is not a new version or season of ‘PUBG Mobile’ that will be known to all lovers of the Battle Royale genre. ‘PUBG Mobile’ has been developed by Tencent, while ‘PUBG: New State’ is being developed by PUBG Studios, the creators of the original ‘PUBG’. In other words, we are talking about three separate titles.
A new, more futuristic Battle Royale game PUBG
One of the things that differentiate ‘PUBG Mobile’ from other Battle Royale is its relative realism. However, it seems that the recipe will change slightly in ‘PUBG: New State’. As can be seen in the presentation trailer, the game will feature different tools and functions, such as drones, combat flips, and even protective shields similar to those seen in Call of Duty: Black Ops’ operators, as well as more modern vehicles.
In any case, the highlight of this new game is related to the graphics. From Krafton they promise to “surpass gaming standards on mobile devices with global illumination technology” and “giant open worlds (eight by eight kilometers) with the most realistic graphics available on mobile devices”. There will be different weapons, of course, and they can be customized in combat, something similar to what can be done in EA’s ‘Apex Legends’, through accessories.
Otherwise, ‘PUBG: New State’ will be a full-fledged Battle Royale. 100 players will face each other and will have to survive until only one is left standing. There will be a blue zone whose size will be constantly reducing and, little by little, the game will become more complicated. This is the basic mechanics of the genre and ‘PUBG: New State’ does not forget about it. As for the story, the game is set in 2051, a few years after the original ‘PUBG”, and aims to expand the lore of ‘PUBG’.
As we indicated at the beginning, PUBG: New State’ will be released on iOS and Android, will be completely free, and will be available at the end of 2021. It is already possible to pre-register on Google Play (to receive a notification when it is available).