PUBG Gets a New Title
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG, gets a new title referred to as PUBG: Battlegrounds, or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Battlegrounds. It appears that the modification was made discreetly in July by publisher Krafton.
The publisher told PC Gamer,
“Krafton is actively growing the PUBG brand through a range of other experiences established in its universe.
The re branding of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to PUBG: Battlegrounds is the first step toward achieving this goal. As you will see in our future game, PUBG: New State, other games in the franchise will bear the PUBG brand.”
PUBG: New State, the next edition in the series, is a mobile game set in the future. The Callisto Protocol, a horror game developed by the Dead Space developers, is likewise linked to the franchise. However, the PUBG prefix hasn’t been added to the name just yet.
Reason Behind This Change
For years, many gamers referred to the original game simply as PUBG, but with additional titles in the franchise on the way, it’s time to distinguish it.
The rebranding also removes the game from its similarly perplexing previous moniker, which is especially confusing for those who don’t know who the devil PlayerUnknown is. Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene is the guy behind the battle royale craze, having created an ARMA 2 mod and subsequently overseeing the development of PUBG. In the year 2019, he withdrew from the game.
Nonetheless, instead of giving the game another awful name, Krafton could have dubbed it anything else.
Meanwhile, to celebrate the game’s cooperation with K-pop megastars Blackpink, PUBG: Battlegrounds (sigh) is going free-to-play for a week. Between August 10th and August 16th, you can play for free.
Krafton may be utilizing that week to “test the waters” and “measure player responses” before making the game permanently free-to-play, according to leaker PlayerIGN. PUBG: Mobile, like other battle royale games, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone, is completely free.