The popular PUBG Mobile battle royale game is a successor. PUBG Corporation has declared a brand-new version of the game for smartphones for expanding the name which is PUBG New State. The game takes the tried and tested battle royale formula of the original game and adds a futuristic twist to it which catapults the battle royale ahead in time for a more futuristic take on the massively multiplayer genre. The game is currently up for pre-registration on Android and iOS. However, the pre-order on iOS is slated to release soon. As a reward for players, performers who pre-order the game will get a permanent “Limited Vehicle Skin”.   

Set in 2051, PUBG: New State takes place years after the current PUBG games on a new map called Troi what we know for certain is that the map will be 8x8km in size, and promises to bring with it a slew of near-future weapons and vehicles, like drones and deployable combat shields. 

The new game is also set to sink deeper into the lore of the overall PUBG universe, which is a thing that surprisingly exists for a game whose most notable cultural signifier is the use of a cast-iron skillet as a weapon. What the time jump will mean for beloved PUBG characters like Lunchmeat, though, will have to wait for the game’s release.

New State also promises to shake up the formula for PUBG games, with in-game weapon customization options that will allow players to modify their weapons within a match in a way that sounds similar to Apex Legends’ weapon attachments.

New State marks the third battle royale game under the PUBG umbrella although, unlike its mobile cousin PUBG Mobile, PUBG: New State will be developed by PUBG Studio the company behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the PC and console version of the original game. Despite the mobile nature of the title, PUBG Studio is making big promises of “ultra-realistic graphics that push the limits of mobile gaming.” The developers have not yet confirmed when the New State will launch for players but the game is already up for pre-registering, however, it is as of now, unavailable in India.