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'PUBG 2' Will Be A Direct Sequel, With Heavy Focus On Realism

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'PUBG 2' Will Be A Direct Sequel, With Heavy Focus On Realism

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, one of the biggest battle royales on the scene, is getting a sequel that will continue rather than deviate the conventions of the original game.

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Arguably, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the reason why battle royale titles are so, so, so popular right now. A guy named Brendan Greene, or PlayerUnknown, developed the skeleton for a multiplayer first-person shooter that would offer its competitors random elements to ensure that they would never know what was headed their way. He drew from Battle Royale, the film directed by Kinji Fukasaku, and a mod was created for DayZ which was itself a mod for ARMA 2 by Bohemia Interactive. However, when that mod got its own standalone release, Greene took his ideas elsewhere. A collaboration with Bluehole Ginno Games saw the modder promoted to creative director within weeks of arriving in Korea, and eventually, the studio was renamed to PUBG Corporation to reflect their belief and dedication to the game. From PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds success, titles like Fortnite Battle Royale, Warzone, Hyper Scape, and even Fall Guys were born.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to entertain hundreds of thousands of players across six platforms, and even has seven Guinness World Records under its belt, but it looks like PUBG Corporation isn't content to rest on its laurels. PlayerIGN, a noted leaker within the game's community, has claimed that Krafton has its nose to the grindstone developing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 2. Furthermore, it won't be an advancement on the original game, so to speak. It will be "grounded in realism," like the setting of the current PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. This is an intriguing comment, seeing that the next game that is in the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds universe is The Callisto Protocol, a horror game set in a prison on one of Jupiter's moons. Take a look at the extremely spooky trailer below.

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Though they are connected, it sounds like Krafton isn't especially interested in chopping and changing things in the sequel to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Honestly, why would they? It's worked very nicely for them over the four years that the game's been out. Moreover, the studio is looking to bring members of the original PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds team to the game, apparently. Of course, because neither developer nor publisher has officially mentioned that a sequel is in the works, we can't say for certain that this news is verifiable. We'll keep an eye on any new tidbits on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 2 and update you when we learn more.

Featured Image Credit: PUBG Corporation

Topics: News, Steam, PC, Battle Royale

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