Krafton Announces New Battle Royale PUBG: New State

Game company Krafton, Inc. has announced the newest battle royale video game PUBG: New State.

This new battle royale is developed by PUBG Studio, the pioneers of the genre and creators of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This will be launched on Android and iOS in 2021.

“Given the fan support and massive success of the previous games, it is humbling to be able to build and introduce the next game in the franchise that revolutionized the battle royale genre worldwide,” said MinKyu Park, Executive Producer of PUBG: NEW STATE. “We want to build on that legacy by creating an experience that pushes the limits of mobile gaming. Watching our team come together to develop a global product has been an amazing experience and we are confident that it will speak to all audiences when it launches later this year.”

The new game is optimized for mobile play and will deliver the full battle royale experience straight into players’ hands. They can expect the same combat experience from the original PUBG game with easy-to-learn gameplay. It features high-level graphics thanks to the state-of-the-art Global Illumination rendering technology. It looks realistic and intense but at the same time stable and smooth.

New features can be expected in this upcoming game. It has in-game weapon customization feature, create various weapons by obtaining customization kits. These will transform weapons in different ways like performance enhancements, grenade launcher attachments, and more. There are also other features like combat rolls, drones, and a futuristic ballistic shield. Worlds are 8x8 in size with many vehicles.

Set in the near future of 2051, years have passed since the original game. Within this backdrop, players will be dropping into a brand-new battleground called TROI, where they will have the opportunity to discover how the universe has evolved. Filled with various landmarks that have their own distinct characteristics, players will be able to explore a unique environment that features interactable objects, helping them come up with new ways and strategies to dominate the competition.
“At KRAFTON, our goal is to create masterpieces that provide premier gameplay experiences. With PUBG: NEW STATE, the next title in our growing PUBG franchise, we hope to realize that vision,” said CH Kim, CEO of KRAFTON, Inc. “We are giving our full support to PUBG Studio to ensure that they continue to develop games that feature their unique identity, further solidifying their position as the pioneers of the battle royale genre.”

Source: Press Release

Here’s the trailer: