‘PUBG: New State’ release date is set for November, Krafton showcases new electric vehicles and Recruit System
Krafton has unveiled the official launch trailer of “PUBG: New State,” along with the announcement of the game’s release date. Fans of the battle royale game franchise can still pre-register, especially now that it is confirmed to go live next month.
The developer held a media showcase on Friday in South Korea, which opened with the latest trailer of “PUBG: New State.” Fans can watch the event with English subtitles through the game’s official YouTube channel.
While the latest trailer does not show actual gameplay clips, it provides a cinematic teaser showcasing some of the new gameplay elements to be featured in “PUBG: New State.” More importantly, the new trailer confirms that the game will be released on Thursday, Nov. 11, on Android and iOS in more than 200 countries. That includes India, where the Tencent-developed “PUBG Mobile” was previously banned and later replaced by “Battlegrounds Mobile India” made by PUBG Studios earlier this year.
“PUBG: New State” will still feature the basic gameplay mechanics from “PUBG Mobile” that puts 100 players on the map to battle it out until the last player standing wins the match. But in the sequel, gamers will be playing on a remote island called TROI.
The game also features a near-future setting in the year 2051, which allows Krafton to introduce futuristic weapons and vehicles. Some of them were previewed during the recently held media showcase. In “PUBG: New State,” players will be able to use search drones and deployable shields.
During the event, the developers confirmed that electric vehicles will be the main mode of transportation in “PUBG: New State.” Since the game is set in 2051, it makes sense that EVs are easy to find across the map. These modern vehicles look stylish and will perform with increased acceleration rates. However, their batteries will drain faster when driving in the Blue Zone, just as how players’ health stat decreases in the Blue Zone in the current game.
Another highly anticipated feature in “PUBG: New State” is called the Recruit System. Just like in the older game, squads can proceed with the match even if one or some of their teammates were killed. But they can also get additional members along the way by recruiting knocked-out opponents. But developers said opponents can refuse this offer if they choose to die in the match instead of joining a different team.