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Battlegrounds As Krafton Expands the Recreation’s Universe

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Krafton has renamed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) to PUBG: Battlegrounds, which as redundant as sounds, would be the key to holding the PUBG universe of lore collectively. The change was noticed by PC Gamer, noting that the sport’s new identify is now official throughout all of its social media. What’s humorous is that whereas Krafton has primarily eliminated all mentions of the sport’s creator ‘PlayerUnknown’ from its social media and title pages on sport shops, the end-user license settlement (EULA) and outline, on Steam at the least, nonetheless mentions the participant’s identify.

The change has not been taken kindly by gamers, because the Steam model of the sport is at present going through combined person opinions, a few of that are completely complaining concerning the frankly non-sensical identify change.

 
The PUBG Universe continues to develop.

Krafton has additionally not too long ago proven curiosity in increasing its ‘PUBG universe’, with a number of spinoffs in each video games and conventional media utilizing the franchise as a leaping level. The South-Korean developer’s PUBG Cell equal in India is named Battlegrounds Cell India (BGMI), which at the least in writing did not have any mentions of PUBG. The brand new identify change to incorporate ‘Battlegrounds’ might serve two functions – retaining it away from the sport’s authentic creator ‘PlayerUnknown’, and in addition tying it neatly again to BGMI in an off-the-cuff sense.

Utilizing simply the PUBG identify, at the least two extra video games are within the works proper now with PUBG: New State (cell solely) and PUBG: Cowboy. The upcoming sci-fi horror sport from Useless House’s creator known as The Callisto Protocol can also be set within the far way forward for the PUBG universe, and it will be attention-grabbing to see if that sport’s identify additionally adjustments to incorporate ‘PUBG’ in it by the point it’s launched subsequent 12 months.

The brand new identify change will also be linked to the latest social media disappearance of Brendan Greene, PlayerUnknown himself. Fortunately, it seems just like the developer is again on Twitter after deleting all of his earlier tweets and interactions, with a reasonably cryptic tweet to again it up:

“Krafton is actively increasing the PUBG model via a wide range of new experiences set in its universe,” mentioned Krafton in a press release to PC Gamer when requested to be given a purpose for the identify change.

“Rebranding PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to PUBG: Battlegrounds is step one in us realizing this imaginative and prescient. Extra titles within the franchise will carry the PUBG identify, as you see with our upcoming sport, PUBG: New State.”

PUBG: Battlegrounds is out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One together with being on PS5 and Xbox Collection X|S through backwards compatibility.


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