Brendan Greene’s plans for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds embody an eSports platform and Customized Video games that help player-designed modes.
PlayUnknown’s Battlegrounds turned a exceptional success in an astoundingly quick span of time, however it will possibly’t afford to relaxation on its laurels – particularly as opponents like Fortnite enter the Battle Royale scene. The excellent news is PUBG has an intensive 2018 roadmap charted out, and Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene himself is worked up about what’s arriving subsequent.
In a current interview with Eurogamer, Greene defined that whereas the present 2018 roadmap is underway, one not often mentioned purpose is to carry PUBG to eSports. “Proper now this yr we’re actually closely investing into organising an eSports infrastructure,” Greene mentioned. “We’re constructing an eSports staff globally now, between the US and Europe and Asia, and actually making an attempt to develop out the instruments we have to help eSport organisations and gamers to be able to give an excellent basis.
“So, that’s the place I wish to see it in three years, I wish to see it as a thought-about eSport with occasions happening in large stadiums and kind of yr lengthy leagues, that’s what my dream for Battle Royale has been, that’s the place I wish to see us go, and taking a look at what we’re doing this yr I actually see that as an incredible likelihood.”
Greene admits that long-term objectives equivalent to eSports haven’t at all times been well-communicated in current months – partly as a result of the roadmap was nonetheless being charted out. “We went a bit of radio silent after full launch, as a result of we actually did have our heads down and tried to determine what we wished to do that yr,” Greene continued. Now since we’ve introduced the Roadmap we’re actually making an attempt to open up once more … Some areas type of fell off and this yr we wish to make up for that and actually get again and discuss to the group once more.”
Outdoors of eSports, Greene’s predominant purpose is that PUBG needs to be greater than a Battle Royale sport – one thing that’s already occurring with new modes like Struggle. As PUBG strikes ahead, the sport will ideally develop right into a platform the place gamers can customizes matches and design their very own multiplayer modes in-game.
“With our Customized Video games server we actually wish to give superb grain management over what you may management within the sport, and do it by way of UI so it’s virtually like modding,” Greene defined. “I actually need to have the ability to give individuals a platform to create their very own spins on battle royale and even different sport modes that don’t have anything to do with battle royale. It’s actually simply giving them a platform.”
PlayUnknown’s Battlegrounds is out now for PC, Xbox One, Android, and iOS platforms.