PUBG Mobile Indian Beta 2.0 confirmed to be in development, likely to launch later this year
CEO of PUBG maker Krafton has confirmed that PUBG Mobile 2.0 is in development
It is expected to release later this year alongside a PC / console game based on the PUBG universe.
The company is also working on a survival horror game called 'The Callisto Protocol', which is scheduled for release in 2022.
A previous report told us that PUBG's parent company Krafton was working on a successor to the popular PUBG and PUBG Mobile. We now have official confirmation that the titles are actually in development. In an interview with Bloomberg, Krafton CEO Kim Chang-Han mentioned in passing that he is "determined to expand the company's game repertoire beyond its initial success."
He confirmed that Krafton will release a new PUBG-based Battle Royale mobile game and another PUBG game for consoles and PC in 2021. On top of that, there will be a game set in a dystopian PUBG universe three centuries after the original game's timeline.
While there is no real reason for Krafron to develop a PUBG Mobile 2.0 considering that it continues to make money despite its ban in key markets like India, the successful launch of the second edition of the game will give studio investors confidence and eliminate the picture of a one-hit wonder.
Krafton is heading for an IPO and the new securities will play a huge role in determining the value potential investors see in it. Perhaps PUBG Mobile 2.0 will also incorporate some single-player elements to complement the inherent multi-player nature of the game.
While PUBG Mobile india had its glory days on PC / console, it has 2021 new beta update slowly lost relevance due to the emergence of rivals like Apex new 2021 Legends and Fortnite. PUBG found its initial success on PC / console; therefore, Krafton has wisely not excluded those platforms from its roadmap. His next survival horror title 'The Callisto Protocol' should be a refreshing addition to the franchise.
To speak of the numbers, the PC / console version of PUBG has sold over 70 million copies, a figure easily dwarfed by the 600 million downloads the game has had on mobile devices.