Krafton is reportedly bringing a brand new battle royale recreation to succeed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG, the PC and console recreation) which was not too long ago renamed to PUBG: Battlegrounds. Whereas no official stories have surfaced, quite a lot of clues have.
A current doc leaked by PlayerIGN (@PlayerIGN) on Twitter means that Krafton Amsterdam is hiring a technical artwork director and technical animator to work on a “new unannounced mission”. This new mission is reportedly going to be based mostly on Epic Video games’ Unreal Engine 5.
The leaker additional means that Krafton had mentioned a “PUBG2 mission” on Unreal Engine 5 just a few months in the past. Take a look at the tweet beneath.
NEW UE5 PUBG recreation:
PUBG Amsterdam’s hiring to construct a brand new AAA Unreal Engine 5 “UNANNOUNCED PROJECT” recreation.
A PUBG2 mission upgrading to UE5 was mentioned just a few months in the past by way of inner sources.
Additionally from diff current leak at Nvidia, we all know there’s a WIP Krafton recreation known as “X1.” pic.twitter.com/oQKuyN3NQ1
— PlayerIGN (@PlayerIGN) September 22, 2021
PUBG is at present powered by Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 and since its launch in December 2017, has grown to be one of many best-selling, highest-grossing and most-played video video games of all time.
The transfer, whereas not confirmed, may very well be probably. PUBG rival Fortnite can be reportedly planning to improve the sport to Unreal Engine 5. Nonetheless, it’s at present not recognized when the change will occur. It may very well be on the finish of Season 9 or by the top of subsequent yr.
What about PUBG Cell?
The upgrades, ought to they occur may result in a brand new PUBG recreation that may first come to PCs and consoles. A cellular model, if in any respect Krafton has any plans to succeed PUBG Cell, would take some extra time put up that.
Notice that for Mobiles, Krafton already has two PUBG video games at this level, together with a PUBG Cell, and the upcoming PUBG: New State. There are additionally region-specific PUBG Cell variants like India’s Battlegrounds Cell India.