Brendan ‘Playerunknown’ Greene Showcases Upcoming Desert Map for Battlegrounds
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds absolutely exploded in popularity upon its arrival on Steam’s early access platform. Developer Bluehole has been remarkably consistent with its updates and new features for the ‘battle royale’ title, which has helped significantly reduce early access growing pains and server-related issues. Now that players are (for the most part) enjoying stable gameplay, Bluehole is looking to add in new maps to the game, with the first map’s location being that of a desert city. Game developer Brendan ‘Playerunknown’ Greene revealed an early work-in-progress look at the new PUBG desert map, which can be seen below.
According to Bluehole, the upcoming PUBG desert map is based in Peru and will most likely contain all sorts of terrain, not unlike the default map PUBG players have grown accustomed to over the past few months. As seen in the image, the new map looks absolutely massive, and will feature unique weather settings exclusive to the map, such as sandstorms. In addition to the upcoming desert map, Bluehole is also working on a snowy battle arena based in the Adriatic region. There are currently no release dates for either of the new maps, and with several other new features on the way, players may not see the new maps until the end of this year.
In related news, Bluehole recently announced an extended partnership with Microsoft, who is now publishing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on the Xbox One later this year. Though it is considered a ‘console launch exclusive,’ chances are its exclusivity will be timed, with PUBG arriving on the PS4 at some point in the future.
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