GDC 2018 | New smaller map for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds teased at GDC
Brendan Greene, creative director for PUBG, has been discussing the new content for the popular battle royale game at GDC 2018. The previous maps used in the game, Erangel and Miramar, had a size of 8 x 8 km, offering players a lot of room for exploration. The new map has an area of just 16 square kilometers, meaning gamers will soon find themselves in the thick of the action. Greene has described the new map as having a “southeast Asian feel” – as opposed to the speculated Balkan setting that has been previously reported.
Images of the latest map and a short in-game video have been posted online to give PUBG fans a taste of what’s to come. It appears Bluehole has been very busy with the game’s continued development, as the mobile version of PUBG has just been launched and a new Event Mode feature has just been added. With the popular title falling behind Fortnite recently in terms of Twitch unique viewers and monthly revenue, it will be of vital importance for PUBG’s developers to make sure the game doesn’t start spiraling into a rapid decline.