PUBG Corp has finally confirmed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 2 is a reality, and is currently in development.
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.
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.
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.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds currently runs on Unreal Engine 4 as well.
PUBG 2 Release Date
The release date for the game is unknown. It’s unlikely it will release in 2021, as no proper announcement has been given to the public. We’d expect one later this year.
Will PUBG 2 have Cross-Play Capability?
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.