Published on February 26th, 2021 📆 | 7854 Views ⚑0
PUBG New State: A PUBG mobile successor?
Player Unknown Battle Grounds (PUBG) launched a teaser about its new game PUBG New State that looks visually different from its successor. The Tencent partnership is nowhere to be found on the newly launched website that is currently empty and bears the name of Krafton Inc as to the developers. The first thing to take note of is that title is up for pre-registration that awards you an in-game vehicle, if you pre-order it now. The game will be released for both Android and iOS devices, with a slight delay for the iOS users. No dates are released though, but a wild guess puts the title to be released somewhere in the first half of the year 2021.
What’s so different about the PUBG New State?
PUBG New State is not a map or graphics update to the PUBG mobile. It is an entirely new game, built for mobile devices that follows the existing PUBG storyline into a dystopian future. The game is set in the year 2051, thirty years after the existing PUBG storyline, where anarchy has plagued the region, with no rules insight. Players have to devise methods to survive in the ever-shrinking blue zone and emerge victorious using weapons, tactics, team support, and much more.
On watching the trailer for PUBG New State, you can easily point out that it borrows a lot from existing PC titles such as Call of Duty Warzone, Rainbow Six Seize, Fortnite, etc to bring you the best bits of everything. The game promises new and improved gunplay with a new hud and tactile response. Unlike the last game, each weapon will appear distinct to use, making the gameplay more realistic. The new map of the game is titled TROI, which is 8*8 kilometers in size and will offer a lot of room for evading enemies, obtaining drops, and vehicles spread across the game.
The new vehicles include sports cars and I don’t see any purpose that requires the sports cars to dive through different landscapes. Armored vehicles seem apt in the dystopian future but using sports cars is a little too much and undermines the storyline. Regardless, it’s good to have options to choose from, and this is what the new title is all about. The player can also use drones, ballistic shields to block heavy gunfire and move closer to the enemy. PUBG New State will also provide immense crafting techniques to make performance enhancements, fire mode selection, and grenade launcher attachments.
While the gameplay looks promising and exceptionally vibrant, actual gameplay never seems to be the same. The developers promise “Graphics that surpass the standard of mobile gaming with Global Illumination technology” but that can be only confirmed after the release of the title. The hype is associated with PUBG New State is greater than any Battle Royale game so far, and I hope it delivers. It is imperative to note that the game is not available for pre-registration in China, India, and Vietnam, which are almost one-third of the userbase of battle royale games. The strategy behind this is still unknown, but India has banned a few Chinese applications including the PUBGM made by Tencent, and relaunching a new PUBG, appears an overwhelming task. As for the Chinese gamers, the strategy might be associated to build a positive PR by dissociating from the Chinese company Tencent.