PUBG Corp Confirms PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 2 is in development

Nicholas Sakadelis

PUBG Corp has finally confirmed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 2 is a reality, and is currently in development.

Updated 1/19/2021: New release window details

PUBG saw its hayday in the summer of 2018, hitting over 1 million concurrent Steam players on average for several months, and peaking at 3.2 million concurrent players. (via Steam Charts)

According to popular PUBG leaker on Twitter @PlayerIGN, PUBG corps newest game is in the works, and is set to be a direct sequel to their hit battle royale title, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

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Apparently, the secret Project XTRM from PUBG corp will be “the authentic sequel to the PC and console multi-platform, which will continue the worldview of ‘Battleground,'” according to a document provided by PlayerIGN.

https://twitter.com/PlayerIGN/status/1346753833691611136?s=20

The new sequel will also include a “mobile edition”, just like its successful predecessor. The mobile, PC, and console version is expected to be published by Tencent games.

PUBG 2 Game Engine

The game will most likely be on Unreal Engine 4, as several Project XTRM job listings from PUBG corp request Unreal Engine 4 experience.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds currently runs on Unreal Engine 4 as well.

PUBG 2 Release Date

The exact release date for the game is unknown. However, in a recent interview with Bloomberg, it was revealed that a new mobile battle royale title is slated for 2021. Alongside this release is a planned PC & console release by 2022 of another PUBG-related game. This could very well be PUBG 2.

Will PUBG 2 have Cross-Play Capability?

According to PlayerIGN, the game will not support cross-platform play. He originally said it would, but later rescinded his claim in a separate tweet.

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What platforms will PUBG 2 release on?

The game is expected to release on all modern consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X|S), PC & Mobile.

Expanding to a larger universe

PUBG Corp has been in the works for several years now to expand upon the game’s universe. On top of the release a sequel to PUBG, a spin-off game is now planned, titled “The Callisto Protocol”. This game will be developed by Striking Distance Studios in California.

Its set to be a single-player horror experience, led by the creator of Dead Space, Glen Schofield. The release date is slated to be in 2022. You can watch the official trailer below.

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Image Credits: PUBG Corp