PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to impress each week, with the latest amazing feats being smashing Dota 2’s only remaining Steam record and selling 10 million copies even in its Early Access state. Clearly, PUBG has a massive following, but what does the developer has planned for the game down the line?
More chicken dinners of course, but that’s not all. In an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, answered a tonne of fan questions and revealed some very exciting future plans. Here is a breakdown of the most exciting information revealed:
- We know that the first new map will be a desert theme, while the second one will be an Adriatic theme. Mr Greene further confirmed that: “We have new vehicles planned for the new map!”
- The developer is currently rebalancing the audio levels. Although no specific ETA was given, Mr Greene did say they hope to push the changes to the live servers soon, further explaining that: “It is not just as simple as turning down certain sounds as we have to ensure all sounds are balanced. We have heard your feedback loud and clear and changes are coming!”
- They are working on opening servers in more regions, but they don’t have a specific time for that at the moment.
- There is a prototype night-time setting that Mr Greene has seen, which sounds good, as Mr Greene explains: “I have seen a prototype nighttime setting internally and I think you'll all be surprised at how good it looks. No ETA on when this may get added to the game yet tho, as it will take a lot of work to finish.”
- The developer is working on a penetration system that will affect water
- Expect to see a lot of improvements to vehicle physics, as the system is “very much a work in progress” still.
- The developer would “love to add” a single player campaign to the game, but they just don’t have the time or resources for such a venture at the moment. Mr Greene thinks that “the island could be a great location for an interesting story.”
- The team has been discussing the Blue Zone mechanics and they hope to start testing changes soon.
- Last, but definitely not least, Mr Greene revealed that they want to add a character levelling and weapon skill system to the game, stating that: “We also want to add a character
levelingsystem & weapon skill systems (that doesn't effectgame-play) and other progression systems. We'll have more info on these once we get a chance to fully plan them out!”
Of course, no specific ETA was given for these future changes and additions, but it does sound as if the developer has some amazing plans going forward and there is no doubt that the game will continue to improve.
Mr Greene also confirmed that they are still on track for the game’s release out of Early Access this year, but when the game moves out of Early Access, the development won’t stop. They are “building a service”, so they will continue to resolve issues and work on the game after launch.
What do you think about the future plans for PUBG and which one are you most excited about? Let us know in the comment section below.
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