Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is getting a new mobile title for iOS and Android called PUBG: New State. The new game has been announced by PUBG Corp officially and the pre-registrations for PUBG: New State have also gone live on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The new PUBG Mobile game aims to bring battle royale to a more futuristic take on the massive multiplayer genre. PUBG: New State is set in the future (2051, to be precise) and takes place years after the current PUBG Mobile game, which is also set in modern times. PUBG: New State takes place on a new map called Troi and promises to bring with it a slew of futuristic weapons and vehicles like drones, deployable combat shields and more.
PUBG: New State, according to the newly-launched website, will be released for both Android and iOS later this year. Based on early images of PUBG: New State, the game looks quite similar to Call of Duty: Warzone, another battle royale game preferred by PC and console gamers. The futuristic vibe, however, is more similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 or Black Ops 4. The new game is set to dive deeper into the lore of the overall PUBG Universe. PUBG: New State also promises to change the formula for PUBG games, as it will bring in-game weapon customisations that will allow players to modify their weapons within a match, something similar to Apex Legends‘ weapon attachments. Weapons customisations are also available on Call of Duty: Warzone.
PUBG: New State comes as the third battle royale game under the PUBG umbrella, after the mobile and PC/console versions of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. PUBG: New State will be developed by PUBG Studio themselves. The studio is promising “ultra-realistic graphics” that push the limits of mobile gaming. “Coming in 2021, PUBG: NEW STATE features the most realistic battle royale experience you will find on mobile. Players will be able to drop in and explore a new map that expands the lore, experience graphics that push the limits of mobile gaming, master the best and most dynamic gunplay on the market, and enjoy next generation survival features that evolve the battlegrounds,” PUBG Corp said in its announcement.
This announcement comes a day after reports of a PUBG: Mobile sequel started doing the rounds. It was being reported that “PUBG Mobile 2” will keep the base battle royale format and will be based in 2051 – similar to the features for PUBG: New State. The reports about PUBG Mobile 2 also said that the game may be launched as soon as next week, which leads us to believe that PUBG: New State itself may come as early as next week.
It is not known if PUBG: New State will launched in India, since the original PUBG: Mobile game has been banned in the country since September due to Chinese company Tencent’s involvement with the game. Even with the Google Play Store registration, there seems to be no option to do so on the Indian Play Store yet.