pubg It might just be a perfect free game to play. It’s a surprise that it hasn’t been played for free before, although there was an attempt back in 2019 that didn’t see the player numbers the developers expected. However, with various rumors piling up that there will be PUBG 2 and a free month to play in the next few months, it seems that they are ready to give it a go again.
I first bought PUBG several years ago. I played this game for 600 hours and then got distracted by another game, probably Apex Legends a couple of years ago. The game hasn’t been touched on since, although I’ve kept an eye on some updates and map changes for the purposes of writing about it.
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The game has a fixed content system for the battle pass for what feels like years at this point. New cosmetics, new maps, new vehicles, all swapped in and out. Obviously, the game is still a hit (has nearly 300,000 players steam currently), but how many of them actually spend money? Would a free-to-play PUBG game do better as a business model?
Of course, Apex Legends and Fortnite dominated the discussion and battle royale field over the past two years. But PUBG has always been around, and its numbers have remained surprisingly consistent during that time. And that with PUBG still costs around $30.
This does not mean that PUBG has not had its successes in free play. It is incredibly popular in Southeast Asia and beyond, where its mobile game closely rivals Call of Duty mobile in its success. The game recently exploded in India, where millions of players signed up to play via their phones.
With Krafton, the team behind PUBG, currently working on a number of different projects, free play could be a way to either a) increase earnings from the PC version of PUBG by encouraging more players, and therefore more cosmetic purchases, ) Reduce pressure on development teams to free up space on other projects.
However, it is possible that this is another experience from Krafton to increase the number of players in PUBG. Leaks indicate that there will be a free trial run “next month”, although nothing has been confirmed by the developers. You will just have to wait and see what happens. Will a free version of PUBG get you back in the game?