Few games have come to prominence like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. 2017 has seen the massively online battle royal game emerge as the most popular game on Steam, with a version heading exclusively to Xbox One in the future. With so much success, it’s easy to get carried away when talking about potential features. But the games creator has answered some of these ideas during a discussion on the game – hinting at potential changes to come.
Speaking during a Reddit AMA yesterday Brendan Green, The creator of PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, discussed potential features and future direction for content. He explained that a single player campaign is something he’d love to consider at some point – but just not right now.;
“Love to add a single-player campaign.”
“I think the island we have could be a great location for an interesting story… but [unfortunately] we just don’t have the time or the resources for this at the moment!”
He also said that he wanted to see more destructible environments in the game, although the limitations of the servers prevented this right now;
“I would like to add more destruction, but it is very expensive on server performance so we have to be careful how much we add!”
Gamers can also probably expect a nighttime setting to arrive in the near future, as Greene explained;
“I have seen a prototype nighttime setting internally, and I think you’ll all be surprised at how good it looks,… No ETA on when this may get added to the game yet, [though], as it will take a lot of work to finish.”
Finally, Greene discussed the much desired ranked gameplay feature – something he said is very much on the road ahead;
“We also want to add a character leveling system [and] weapon skill systems (that doesn’t [affect] gameplay) and other progression systems….We’ll have more info on these once we get a chance to fully plan them out!”
Clearly, there’s a lot of ambition behind the game right now. The game currently sits in Early Access – so there’s no timescale for any of these features to emerge.
We just hope that as the game continues to develop, a lot of the issues that bug us in some games (Such as random lag and cheats) can be ironed out. There’s a lot of scope for new features, but it’s the core gameplay that really matters most.
Ultimately the game will continue to be a huge success for everyone involved. There’s a lot of expectation on the developers to get it right.
What features do you want to see in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds?