The PUBG universe is broadening with a new mobile title for iOS and Android called PUBG: New State, which catapults the fight royale ahead in time for a more futuristic take on the huge multiplayer category.
Embed in 2051, PUBG: New State happens years after the present PUBG video games (which are set in approximately modern-day times) on a brand-new map called Troi and assures to bring with it a slew of near-future weapons and vehicles, like drones and deployable fight shields. Based upon the early images, its a similar vibe to fellow shooter Call of Dutys semi-futuristic military tech from video games like Black Ops 3 and 4.
The new video game is likewise set to dive deeper into the lore of the total PUBG universe, which is obviously a thing that surprisingly exists for a game whose most noteworthy cultural signifier is using a cast-iron frying pan as a weapon. What the time jump will suggest for precious PUBG characters like Lunchmeat, though, will need to await the games release.
New State also guarantees to shake up the formula for PUBG games, with in-game weapon customization options that will enable gamers to modify their weapons within a match in such a way that sounds comparable to Apex Legends weapon attachments.
New State marks the third battle royale video game under the PUBG umbrella– although, unlike its mobile cousin PUBG Mobile, PUBG: New State will be developed by PUBG Studio, the company behind PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds, the PC and console variation of the initial video game. (PUBG Mobile is actually a different title developed by Chinese tech giant Tencent.) And despite the mobile nature of the title, PUBG Studio is making huge promises of “ultra-realistic graphics that push the limits of mobile video gaming.”
PUBG: New State will be offered on Android and iOS later in 2021, with alpha tests also set for later on this year.