Krafton's PUBG: New State Mobile Game Revealed, Not Developed by Tencent


Krafton's PUBG: New State Mobile Game Revealed, Not Developed by Tencent

Abhimannu Das
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  • Krafton just announced its new mobile battle royale PUBG: New State which will come out later this year on Android and iOS
  • The upcoming title is set in the future (2051) and will include gadgets, modern vehicles and more.
  • Pre-registering for the game will offer a free vehicle to all players on all mobile platforms.

PUBG: New State, Krafton's new mobile battle royale game has been revealed. PUBG: New State is a new title developed by Krafton for Android and iOS. Unlike the previous title which was banned in India, due to it being developed by Tencent, the new game is being developed by KRAFTON, Inc. and PUBG Studio which increases the likelihood of Indian fans experiencing the game in the future. Pre-registrations for the game are currently open but it is not available in India as of now

PUBG: New State Overview

PUBG: New State retains all the elements of the original battle royale but the game is set in the future. Recently, PUBG dataminer PlayerIGN shared a ton of details on the upcoming game. He revealed that the new game offers a futuristic take on PUBG Mobile. The game is set in 2051 and features gadgets and a brand-new map. The gameplay footage and screenshots available currently show off drones and modern vehicles. 

According to previous reports, Krafton has been developing a sequel to PUBG Mobile under the name of 'Project XTRM' since May 2020. It is very likely that PUBG: New State is the sequel that Krafton was working on. It is unknown if the upcoming game will replace its predecessor or remain a standalone game with fresh gameplay mechanics set in the future. 

PUBG: New State Release Date

Krafton's PUBG: New State Mobile Game Revealed, Not Developed by Tencent
Image Credit: Krafton

Currently, there is no official word on a release date for PUBG: New State. The Play Store and App Store pages are allowing players to register but an official date is not present. The PUBG Global Invitational.S 2021 event is ongoing and will conclude on March 28th. More details might be shared over the coming weeks by Krafton at the event. 

Pre-registrations are open and players who sign up for PUBG: New State will get a free vehicle.

Will PUBG: New State Release in India?

PUBG Mobile was banned in India since it was developed by Chinese developer Tencent. However, PUBG's PC version remains unbanned due to the game's South Korean origins. PUBG New State’s development is credited to KRAFTON, Inc. and PUBG Studio (both non-Chinese companies) which could mean that the game will be available in India. 

However, the official pre-registration page alerts Indian players that the game is not available in the region. The official global press release also clearly states that "Android pre-registration does not include China, India or Vietnam."

AFK Gaming has reached out to Krafton for their comments on the matter and will update this article if we receive a response.

Krafton recently hired former YOZOO Games’ former CEO Anuj Tandon as its new Regional head for India and MENA. It also appointed a new PUBG Mobile operations team in India in December 2020.

RELATED:  PUBG Studio Krafton Inc. Hires New Regional Head for India and MENA

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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