Krafton (formerly Bluehole) had announced PUBG: New State last February, presenting it as a sequel to PUBG: Mobile with a futuristic setting, some of the best graphics ever seen on mobile, and various gameplay improvements. Today, eight months later, the game is finally ready to launch, and the studio has unveiled the release date with an adrenaline-pumping trailer.
PUBG: New State will be available from 11 November 2021 in 200 countries worldwide on iOS and Android devices. The free battle royale will count on an even larger map, the island of TROI, where 100 players will battle using new weapons, including drones and ballistic shields, and new vehicles, including futuristic motorcycles and cars, and more. Pre-registrations are open right now on the App Store, Google Play, and Galaxy Store.
PUBG: Mobile allowed Krafton to gross over five billion dollars over the first two years, so thinking of a comeback of the series on consoles seems unlikely. Therefore, the studio will focus on developing games and content for mobile but will continue to publish games for next-generation consoles. First among these will be the survival horror The Callisto Protocol, developed by the subsidiary Striking Distance and out in 2022.