The 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Full Release Is Finally Here: What's Next For 'PUBG'?

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has finally left Steam's Early Access program, but there is more to come for the massively popular multiplayer shooter.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds broke the Steam record for most number of players at the same time in September, despite still being unfinished, and was even named Best Multiplayer Game at The Game Awards 2017. What else could be in the cards for PUBG?

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Full Release Now Online

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 1.0 has now been released, adding the highly anticipated Miramar desert map and a replay feature that has already inspired gamers to create all kinds of moves using PUBG gameplay.

The launch of the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds full release meets the promise made by PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, that version 1.0 will come within the year after being pushed back from the initial date of September.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 1.0 follows the arrival of the game on the Xbox One, giving the console an exclusive title that might be what it needs to provide a better challenge to the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. There are still several issues with the Xbox One version, but patches are currently being rolled out to fix them.

What's Next For 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'?

The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds full release has finally been done, but according to PUBG Corp. CEO Chang Han Kim, the work on the Battle Royale-inspired shooter is far from being finished.

"As long as we have fans out there playing our game, it will never be complete," Kim said, adding that the indie-development approach that the developers took with PUBG allowed them to focus on making the core gameplay the best that it can possibly be. The main menu remains sluggish, but once players start the match, the magic happens.

One of the biggest plans that Kim and the game developers have for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is cross platform play between the PC and Xbox One versions, which is why the team is working to make the two builds as identical as possible. There are several issues that need to be addressed before this happens though, including how to make matches fair between PC players on keyboard and mouse and Xbox One players on controllers.

It was also previously reported that a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds mobile version is on the way, with Tencent to work with Bluehole Studio to bring the game to smartphones. Tencent said that the mobile version will retain the game's gameplay and structure, but will consider the smaller screens of smartphones and add touch controls.

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