PUBG: New State Is a Mobile Sequel to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Krafton Inc has revealed PUBG: New State, a mobile sequel to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds set in 2051.
Developed by PUBG Studio as a full battle royale experience for iOS and Android, the game will “evolve” the original PUBG experience, adding in-game weapon customization, drones, a combat roll ability, and more. New State will also feature destructible windows, interactable objects, futuristic ballistic shields, and new environments to explore, including a defunct shopping mall. A press release for the game mentions how New State will leverage “state-of-the-art Global Illumination rendering technology” to push the game’s mobile graphics to their limits while remaining stable.
New State is set in 2051 and features futuristic buggies and bikes, which players can use to cross 8×8 maps. You can check out the pre-order trailer for the game below, which provides a glimpse into how the game will look and play when the free-to-play title launches later this year.
“Players will be dropping into a brand-new battleground called TROI,” reads a press release, “where they will have the opportunity to discover how the universe has evolved.” Players can pre-register for the game right now via the Google Play store, with iOS pre-registration coming at a later date. Alpha tests for PUBG: New State are also on their way and set to launch later this year.
New State appears to be the game reported to launch in 2021 during a Bloomberg interview with Krafton CEO Kim Chang-Han. The same interview mentioned that another PUBG game was on the way in 2022, a “PUBG-related PC and console game” which is separate from the survival horror title The Callisto Protocol, which is set in the far future of the PUBG universe, and was revealed during The Game Awards 2020.
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