During the 2017 Game Awards show, the CEO of PUBG Corporation Chang-han Kim revealed that the company will release PlayerUnknown & # 39; s Battlegrounds version 1.0 on December 20, 2017, taking the game out of the program Steam Early Access. During the show, Kim said that the game already sold more than 24 million copies at $ 30 each, and continues to grow. That number will only increase once the game reaches the consoles through the Xbox One Preview program on December 12.
Kim also announced that the game's long-awaited second map, the desert level "Miramar", will be available to play on the game's test servers after midnight, Pacific time (12/8 at 00:01 a.m. PST). The map will be available to PC after PUBG enters version 1.0, but will not be available to Xbox One owners until early 2018.
Of all the awards delivered on Thursday night, They were fields Battle of the unknown player only nominated for three. For "Game of the Year", The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took the gold medal, while Overwatch won the "Best Game in Progress" award. But at the end of the show, no prizes were awarded for "Best Multiplayer", which also included Fortnite Call of Duty: World War II Splatoon 2 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Destiny 2 .
Along with appearing in the 2017 Game Awards show with the official PlayerUnknown & # 39; s Battlegrounds 1.0 release date, Chang-han Kim brought a trailer showing all the action that will take place in the new Miramar map. Halfway through the clip, you'll see the dusty desert landscape, what appears to be a factory, and a local city that probably shelters all the workers in the factory.
The battlefield of the unknown player is a very popular first person shooter with a last man game mechanic. The game is based on the modes of Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene that were designed for H1Z1: King of the Kill and ARMA games. These mods were inspired by the Japanese Dystopian movie of 2000 Battle Royale a theme that moves to the current game. Greene is the creative director of Battlegrounds .
As different as it seems, your goal in Miramar is the same as in the current map of the game, "Erangel": one hundred players parachute on the map, poke for weapons and equipment, and kill 99 other players. At the beginning a "safe zone" is provided, but it decreases with time as the players descend one by one. Each map is approximately five miles by five miles in size and provides everything a desperate player needs to shoot down the enemy: weapons, armor, vehicles and much more. But according to PUBG Corporation, version 1.0 will also include modification tools to customize the game.
"We will provide a complete Battle Royale experience based on the feedback we received during Early Access with a focus on optimizing the game of weapons, weapons and attachments, animations, vehicles, the booty system and much more," he says. the company.
See our beginner's guide here if you have not yet parachuted into action.