PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Will Leave Early Access By October, Says Creator – Then Backtracks
It was recently reported that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds official launch date was going to be within six months after early access started, at least according creator Brendan Greene. However, not long after this news was reported he has issued a new statement explaining that the team will need a little more time than initially predicted before they will be missing this deadline.
The statement was issued via the game’s Steam page. He thanked the community and then explained that the team will continue to fix bugs, improve the gameplay, and add new content right up until release. Unfortunately that release will need to be a little later than anticipated, Greene mentioned that it is important that they deliver a “fully realized and polished Battle Royale experience.”
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. I’ve come to realize 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. So, we have decided that we are going push the full launch back a bit from the initial six-month timeframe, but want to assure you that we are still planning a full release before the end of Q4 2017.”
The team does not feel they’ll be able to complete this task within the time they once thought, however they do still believe they will be able to have a full release this year and will continue to pump out weekly and monthly updates until launch in the hopes of ensuring an optimized title. Was it naive to think PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds official launch date could come so soon? Let us know what your thoughts are on the latest battle royale craze in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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