PUBG Creator Defends The Red Zone, Says Players Need To Get Better
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a few gameplay mechanics that randomly change from round to round: the blue zone, and the red zone. The former is simply accepted as a fact of life, with players always on the move trying to stay away from the “blue circle of death”. The red zone on the other hand has become a point of irritation among players, as randomly dropped bombs and shrill bomb blast sounds are, annoying, disruptive, and very occasionally deadly. PUBG creator himself Brendan Greene happens to disagree with the haters, though, saying that the red zone is actually a meaningful mechanic of the game.
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, the PUBG creator brought up the finer points of the randomly generated red zones. “And people say there’s no reason to it but it provides audio cover, it really looks cool when you’re fight in it,” he said. “And really, you shouldn’t be dying to the red zone. If you’re dying to the red zone then, I’m sorry but you’re not a very good player.” Ouch. In all fairness, oftentimes squads are in the middle of a firefight when the red zone comes crashing down, so there isn’t much they can do aside from praying that a bomb doesn’t drop on their noggins.
On the other hand, in pretty much any other situation squads or solo/duo players find themselves in it is easy to avoid getting killed by the red zone. “It’s like you know there’s a hundred meter safe zone around the edge of it, if you’re in a building there’s a very little chance of you getting hit, it’s there for a specific reason, it looks really cool and it provides tension,” Greene said.
If you’re trapped in a fight in the Red Zone, it’s exciting! People say that it has no reason, but it does. It’s there for a very specific reason which is providing audio cover and even when it’s a little bit in the distance it provides enough cover to run a little bit, so, there are reasons.”
So, like it or not the red zone stays in the game, at least for the time being. That said, Greene is still open to mix things up if need be, especially if there’s enough feedback pulling in any given direction. “But, that said, if there is an outpouring of hate towards it, we may consider [removing it],” Greene said.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now available for PC and Xbox One.
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