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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to Become Games-as-Service

In a recent interview with IGN, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) creator, Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene revealed that a sequel to PUBG will be unlikely.

PUBG is yet to come out of Early Access on PC, yet for some reason IGN decided to ask whether a sequel to the title was on the cards. As you’d probably expect, the question was almost impossible to answer, however he did say that a sequel is unlikely and probably won’t happen any time soon.

To the question, Greene responded: “Oh no. We’re building this game as a service. We’ll still have the boxed copy that you buy… we still want to polish and refine.”

Games-as-a-Service is something that’s starting to crop up a fair bit over the past couple of months which, in short, means that the base game will remain that for some time, but will receive a swath of updates and new features during its life time. One notable Games–as-a-Service is GTA Online.

Greene confirmed this by adding that they want to “add more maps, add more assets, and continually refine the gameplay” as time goes on.

Greene also revealed that the Xbox One version of the game will be available digitally and physically when it launches (hopefully) at the end of the year. The PC version of the game is also due for a full release later this year.