PUBG’s Creative Director has revealed the studio’s Dev Plan for 2021, announcing a remaster for Miramar, two new 8×8 maps, and a respawn mechanic.
The creative director of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has revealed PUBG‘s 2021 roadmap, starting off with a remaster of the Miramar map and two new 8×8 maps. The successful 2017 multiplayer battle royale for PC has since come to consoles and mobile devices, with PUBG Mobile having hit one billion downloads in March of this year.
PUBG recently entered a new season, adding a new pajama party-themed Survivor Pass and changes to its Erangel map, which were widely requested by players. Along with the game’s consistent updates, PUBG Corp also announced several new projects that fans can expect in the future. This includes a new PUBG mobile game titled PUBG: New State, which is currently in development, and a sci-fi horror game helmed by Dead Space creator, Glen Schofield, set in the PUBG universe titled The Callisto Protocol.
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In an IGN interview, PUBG Creative Director Dave Curd divulged the first part of the developer’s plans for the game in 2021, revealing that a remaster of Miramar and two new 8×8 maps are in the works. The remaster of the game’s desert map is expected to come first, with Curd stating that the main focus for the map will be graphical updates, including new weather effects such as sunrise, sunset, clear skies, and overcast. The map will also undergo some minor changes to improve gameplay, such as the removal of objects in front of windows, and closing more windows in high rise buildings.
Curd also revealed two new 8×8 maps, Codenamed Tiger, and Codename: Kiki. Tiger will be Korea-themed, paying homage to PUBG Corp. and parent company Bluehole’s Korean roots, which Curd has stated will feature a “beautiful fall color,” and “novel architecture.” Most interestingly, Tiger will bring with it the respawn feature, although the nitty gritty of how the mechanic would function was not discussed in detail, the developers no doubt took notice of the popularity of Call of Duty: Warzone‘s respawn feature, if not the initial battle royale respawn beacon system in Apex Legends. The other 8×8 map, Kiki, is expected to release around by early 2022. This map will be more exploration-based, bringing more new, undisclosed mechanics. Kiki will provide a variety locations to explore, including everything from “mysterious underground labs to massive skyscrapers to swampland to subways to underwater buildings.”
It seems that PUBG’s developer definitely has a lot up its sleeves at the moment, and more details can be expected as they year goes on, as this is only the first half of the PUBG Corp. 2021 Dev Plan. While the battle royale’s player count has dwindled from its all-time peak of over 3 million, the upcoming updates aim to help revitalize the game’s community.
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia.
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