According to an official blog post we were able to learn that PUBG Lite will be officially discontinued for PC.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS debuted as a paid experience that caught the attention of millions of players. To make its Battle Royale even more popular, PUBG Corp. launched a free-to-play version of the game designed especially for low-performance devices: PUBG Lite.
The project started testing in Asia in early 2019 and later reached more regions, including Latin America. If you are part of the PUBG Lite community, we have bad news for you. The game’s days are numbered.
This means that the game will no longer be available for download and will subsequently stop providing service. PUBG Lite players will no longer be supported.
PUBG Lite will be discontinued
Through a statement, PUBG Corp. thanked players for all the support they gave PUBG Lite over the years. The company announced that, after analyzing the situation, it decided to end the free-to-play Battle Royale service.
As a result, the game’s official website has now closed and PUBG Lite is no longer available for download. The Battle Royale will close for good on April 29.
The PUBG Lite community will be able to continue playing and spending their credits as normal until the end of next month. PUBG Corp. will only keep the game’s Facebook page active to share more information about the closure.
“We would like to convey our sincerest apology as well as our deepest appreciation to everyone. We truly hope you have enjoyed your time with us and please look forward to our future endeavors,” the studio commented.
PUBG: NEW STATE is on the way
The statement did not explain the reasons why PUBG Lite will close in April. However, it should be remembered that a new free-to-play experience of the franchise will debut this year. We are referring to PUBG: NEW STATE, a title in development for mobile.
“Given the fan support and massive success of the previous games, it is humbling to be able to build and introduce the next game in the franchise that revolutionized the battle royale genre worldwide. We want to build on that legacy by creating an experience that pushes the limits of mobile gaming. Watching our team come together to develop a global product has been an amazing experience and we are confident that it will speak to all audiences when it launches later this year,” said MinKyu Park, Executive Producer of PUBG: NEW STATE.