Creator, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene has announced that the full release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be delayed slightly until the end of 2017.
Originally set to release around six months after its launch into Early Access (which would be around September), the full release of PUBG will now be somewhere around “late 2017”.
“Over the past few months I have done a lot of interviews, and in many of them, I said we hoped to be out of Early Access six months after we first launched,” said Greene in a post on Steam. “I’ve come to realise that restricting the window to a specific month could hinder us from delivering a fully featured game and/or lead to disappointment within the community if the launch deadline is not met.”
Greene added that the reason for the delay would be so that the team could deliver a “fully realised and polished Battle Royale experience”. That being said, the game will still receive regular updates and patches up until this date to further improve the game.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has taken the internet by storm selling millions of copies just weeks after its initial launch into Early Access. The game is continually one of the most popular games on Twitch, and is becoming the top Battle Royale game.