Players seem to have an insatiable appetite for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. The owner of Brendan Greene’s popular battle royale shooter, PUBG, GRAFTON, has announced that pre-registrations for the mobile spinoff, PUBG: NEW STATE, have topped 10 million on the Google Play Store. This number was reached just 43 days (just over six weeks) after the platform opened for pre-registration.
The mobile-only battle royale game is slated to appear this year, though a specific date has not been set. Furthermore, GRAFTON has announced that in the second quarter of 2021, gamers from select countries (to be revealed) will be able to join in an alpha build of the game.
Although not a direct successor to PUBG Mobile (2018), PUBG: NEW STATE will adapt many of the same battle royale ideas and improve upon them on the mobile platform while also expanding the game’s canon and gameplay. This 2051-based game, which promises the “most dynamic and realistic gunplay for mobile gaming,” is currently in development. New equipment (such as ballistic shields and drones) and a completely different map are also part of the package.
Every day, mobile video games set a new benchmark for sales. Over the past two years, games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile and Free Fire have exploded in popularity.
Fans of mobile gaming around the world are eager to see what the developers and publishers of these games have in store for them with the upcoming releases of new titles.
A massive 10 million people have pre-registered for the newly revealed title PUBG: New State on the Google Play Store. This was accomplished 43 days after pre-registration began.
Given the history and success of its predecessor, PUBG Mobile, the tremendous interest in Krafton’s new release has not been surprising.
On February 25th, pre-registration for the game opened up everywhere in the world excluding India, China, and Vietnam. The initial million pre-registrations were completed in three days, and the five million mark was reached in the next five days.