Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly known as PUBG, is a very popular Battle Royale game. In an interview with Eurogamer, studio director Dave Curd made some statements about the future of the game.
He said the objective is to keep the game active for a long time, mentioning a period of 20 years. PUBG recently entered its eighth season and continues to enjoy a lot of popularity. The game has sold more than 70 million units worldwide.
Launched in 2016, PUBG is one of the most popular Battle Royale, along with Fortnite and Apex Legends. Its popularity is such that in 2018, Tencent decided to launch PUBG Mobile, a version of the game for Android and iOS smartphones, which has also become quite popular among mobile gamers.
The challenge will be to keep the game fresh and interesting
David Curd mentioned the Sanhok map, one of the oldest in the game, as an example. Curd says the team of developers has done everything to keep the game interesting by listening to community feedback and working with eSports professionals.
However, the Sanhok map has changed over the years, making it more intuitive for new players and offering new gameplay possibilities. These are the values that Curd says he wants to keep in the game.
So it seems that the most important goal is to keep the game interesting and relevant for many years to come. However, only time will tell. There are games that accumulate decades of fans, but in relation to online games, we have yet to see one whose popularity will last for decades.
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