PUBG Mobile Indian Beta 2.0 confirmed to be in development, likely to launch later this year

PUBG Mobile Indian Beta 2.0 confirmed in development and likely to launch later this year

CEO of PUBG maker Krafton has confirmed that PUBG Mobile 2.0 is in development

It is expected to release later this year alongside a PC/console game based on the PUBG universe.

The company is also working on a survival horror game called ‘The Callisto Protocol’, which should be released in 2022.

An earlier report told us that PUBG’s parent company Krafton was working on a successor to the popular PUBG and PUBG Mobile. We now have official confirmation that the titles are actually in development. In an interview with Bloomberg, Krafton CEO Kim Chang-Han casually said that he is “determined to expand the company’s gaming repertoire beyond its initial success.”

He confirmed that Krafton will release a new PUBG-based Battle Royale mobile game and another PUBG game for consoles and PC in 2021. Additionally, there will be a game set in a dystopian PUBG universe three centuries after the original game’s timeline.

While there’s no real reason for Krafron to develop a PUBG Mobile 2.0 as it continues to monetize despite the ban in key markets like India, the successful launch of the game’s second edition will give studio investors confidence and image of a mayfly.

Krafton is heading for an IPO and the new securities will play a big part in determining the value potential investors see in them. Perhaps PUBG Mobile 2.0 will also include some single-player elements to complement the game’s inherent multiplayer nature.

While PUBG Mobile India had its glory days on PC/console, the new 2021 beta update has slowly lost relevance due to the rise of rivals such as Apex new 2021 Legends and Fortnite. PUBG found its first success on PC/console; so Krafton wisely didn’t exclude those platforms from his roadmap. His next survival horror title ‘The Callisto Protocol’ should be a refreshing addition to the franchise.

Speaking of numbers, the PC/console version of PUBG has sold over 70 million units, a figure that easily dwarfs the game’s 600 million downloads on mobile devices.

Updated: March 16, 2022 — 12:02 pm

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