PUBG: New State Pre-Registrations Go Live in India for Android, iOS Users: Details here
Developed by Krafton, PUBG: New State is a new title that is expected to launch this year as a free-to-play experience on both iOS and Android platforms.
Krafton studio has announced that PUBG New State is now available on pre-registration for users on Android’s Google Play Store and Apple’s iOS App Store. The new game was first launched globally in the month of February this year but Krafton decided to set aside the official launch in India for a much later date as the brand was trying to iron out problems with the launch of another version of PUBG, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI).
The pre-registration are open on both Android and iOS. The game will be a free download on the respective app stores. The game is yet to launch and has already accrued around 32 million pre-registrations globally.
Krafton says that PUBG: New State will launch as a free-to-play experience on Android and iOS platforms this year. However, an exact launch date has not been shared yet. Interested players can pre-register on Google Play for Android devices and App Store for iOS devices. PUBG: New State has so far attracted over 32 million pre-registrations globally since February, but these numbers do not include fans from in India, China, and Vietnam. Pre-registered users get free access to a limited vehicle skin (permanently).
Announced in February, PUBG: New State has the familiar battle royale setting, but it is set in 2051 and includes modern weapons and vehicles, as well as some gadgets that promise to enhance the gameplay. The trailer released in February showed off some of the new mechanics and environments that will differentiate PUBG: New State from other PUBG titles. Some of the teased features include new rides, flying toys, and customisable guns.
To recall, PUBG Mobile India was banned in the country in September last year due to its relationship with Chinese company Tencent. It was brought back as Battlegrounds Mobile India this year, after PUBG Mobile’s publishing and distribution rights were taken over by Krafton. The same company is now bringing PUBG: New State to India as well. Krafton says it has invested a total of $70 million (roughly Rs. 511 crores) in India this year in the IT sector including in an esports company Nodwin Gaming, the game streaming platform Loco, and a web novel platform Pratilipi.
How to pre-register for PUBG: New State
Interested players can go to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and search for PUBG: New State to pre-register for the game. This will notify them when the game is launched. The game will also auto-install on devices connected with Wi-Fi once users have pre-registered.
A different title from the vanilla PUBG Mobile game, New State brings a new environment to the game, with a more urban setting. The new map, Troi, will also bring new weapons and vehicles which are different compared to the buggy and cars we know from PUBG Mobile.
Another addition in New State is a new weapon customisation feature that will let players modify their guns and weapons right inside a match with attachments. The PUBG Pan will also be a usable weapon in the game.
What’s new with PUBG New State
- The game remains an online multiplayer Battle Royale with 100 players contesting to survive each other. However, users will notice a dramatic change in the visuals of the gameplay.
- PUBG New State will come with “ultra-realistic graphics” according to the description provided by Krafton. PUBG New State will use global illumination technology to provide a natural flow of light within the game.
- It will also use Vulkan(API) to provide stable service with improved performance and optimization.
- The maps are expected to be completely new and will be set in an “anarchic” 2051
- The game will get upgraded mechanics which includes dodging, drone calls, and support request
- New futuristic vehicles will also be introduced in the PUBG New State game with the option of a first-person view while driving.
- Within the game, there will be various objectives that can help turn the tables, even for players in a weak position.
Will the ‘PUBG’ moniker attract a ban?
PUBG Mobile was banned in India back in September 2020. Since then, Krafton has been developing an India-specific version of the game for months. The game was finally available for all Android users in July, while iOS users were only able to download it in late August.