PUBG Mobile ushered in a new era for battle royale titles on mobile platforms. It gathered a massive fan following in the three years that it has been playable (globally). Back in February, the developers shared a first look at a newer version of the game, a successor of sorts, called PUBG: New State and the game has now crossed the 10 million pre-registrations mark on Google Play. The developers shared the news through the game’s official Twitter account.
PUBG: New State is set in 2051 and has the familiar battle royale setting but with modern weapons and modern vehicles, as well as some gadgets that will enhance gameplay. The trailer released back in February showed off some of the new mechanics and environments that will be present in PUBG: New State.
While there is no release date for PUBG: New State yet, the developers state it will be released later this year. At the time of the announcement, the developers shared that the game is available for pre-registration with iOS pre-registrations opening soon. The game is still not available for pre-registrations on iOS. Also, the game has not been available in India for pre-registrations on any platform. Early in March, it was revealed that PUBG Mobile India team is working on bringing the Indian version of PUBG Mobile to the country which is why pre-registrations for PUBG: New State have not opened here.
PUBG Mobile was banned in India in September last year due to its relationship with Chinese company Tencent and there have been several attempts since then to bring it back.
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