PUBG developer says he wants to keep the game alive for 20 years

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sat, Jul 18, 2020 3:00 PM
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It’s an interesting time for Battle Royale players right now, with so many different and unique titles to choose from. But it all seems to have started with PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds, which kicked off the Fortnite Battle Royale mode and eventually led to countless spinoffs like Apex Legends and the recently announced Hyper Scape.

But whether or not you think the Battle Royale genre is here to stay, or will die down in 2 years from now, the PUBG Madison studio director Dave Curd recently told the press that they want to keep the game alive for a long time, even in 20 years.

This is a game I want players to join 20 years from now, we want to keep telling stories. We want to keep providing fresh experiences. I would say anything's possible.

The interview came after PUBG recently released Season 8, and also achieved the impressive milestone of 70 million units sold. In the interview, Curd was talking about future goals for the series and some upcoming content including a new remastered map after Season 8 recently got a remastered Sanhok map.

I don't know when, but of course my eye is on Miramar because that was the very first map PUBG Madison worked on in collaboration with Seoul. That's something interesting to think about for the future,” he said. “The lessons we are demonstrating in Sanhok... you can extrapolate, those are things we can consider for future map updates.

What do you think? Have you been playing PUBG recently? How does the game compare since launch? And will you be playing PUBG 20 years from now? Let us know!

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19:38 Jul-20-2020

pubg wwas already outdated technically at lunch. its dead, hated the game in first 1 hour, reot refunded.. pubg is a less game more of a tream or gimmick

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15:30 Jul-20-2020

got pubg as a gift on release, played it for 2 months with my friend, got disappointed af real quick, never playing it again in my life

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18:30 Jul-19-2020

I guess from the amount of Chinese players I came across in the EU servers last season, THEY will still play for the next 20 years, sure. Still not on Asian servers and in matches that will be starring 50+ bots eventually, but hey, still 'alive' right?

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13:08 Jul-19-2020

No surprise there. I can see how a person with a golden goose comprising of predatory monetization would even want to keep it alive for 200 years.

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10:18 Jul-19-2020

Isn't it crazy to think that 20 years is 1/4th to 1/5th of a human's lifespan?

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09:11 Jul-19-2020

The first line of the article has wrong info in it. You write "with so many different and unique titles to choose from".
There are different titles, sure but, NONE of them is even remotely unique.

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17:56 Jul-18-2020

I think those big BR games will survive, like with MMO craze, some MMOs survived, while many wend down and are now dead. So I think PUBG and Fortnite are here to stay even if BR genre itself loses interest and they won't be at their biggest. Also I think Apex and COD: Warzone both have potential to stick around. Though for all games, it will depend on whether they can keep them interesting.

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17:59 Jul-18-2020

If they manage to keep up with updates and introducing new things, those games are very suitable for long term live service styled evolution. Plus being free to play for most, except PUBG, will definitely help. Though PUBG did reap benefits of being first one on the market as standalone BR game, even if it was derivative from mod or something. But long term run is what live service is about.

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16:57 Jul-18-2020

So hasn't he already failed?

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17:54 Jul-18-2020

Well, considering that based on Steam charts, it is currently 3rd most played game based on current player count of 385,159, I think I can safely say it is far from dead. Sure it is on slow decline, but far from dead and still with player numbers many games can only dream of. Just saying.

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