PUBG players apparently have a lot of playing days ahead of them, as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds support may last at least for the next 20 years.
Making that statement was PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, and fans of the Battle Royale multiplayer shooter are hoping that PUBG Corp. stays true to the promise.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Support For Next 20 Years
Brendan Greene, more popularly known as PlayerUnknown, said during an interview at the BAFTA Awards that he and PUBG Corp. will be looking to provide support to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for a long time.
"We want to do this for the next 20 years," Greene said, adding that the development team wants to build a platform for different game modes and possibly also eSports. "We're committed to supporting this game for a long time," he added.
Greene does not necessarily mean that PUBG Corp. will roll out weekly updates for the next 20 years. However, a lot of things can be added to PUBG over two decades, such as maps, weapons, and cosmetic upgrades.
It will be hard to forecast what PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will look like after 20 years, but it will obviously be a very different game from what it looks like right now. Greene's statement, however, shows a mindset that PUBG may never get a sequel, with the development team looking to instead build on the game from within instead of launching PUBG 2.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Updates
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players may be looking at 20 years of updates for the multiplayer shooter, but the game's recent updates are already making waves.
A PUBG deathmatch mode, named War Mode, is currently being tested to provide players with a faster gameplay experience. While players who die in the Battle Royale mode are kicked out of the game, players will respawn in War Mode already equipped with a submachine gun. The goal is not to be the last man standing but rather to score 80 points through a combination of kills, revives, and takedowns.
The PUBG Patch 10 is also in the test servers, with one of the major changes included being the changes to the game's dreaded Blue Zone. The Blue Zone will start shrinking sooner, and it will be faster at the start and slower near the end of games. This change will push players to change their tactics for more movement at the start of matches and more tactics when only a few opponents remain.