Early this morning Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, announced via Twitter that PUBG’s next monthly update will officially support first person play. This is exciting news for many as the sought-after feature would put an end to third person peeking and make the already intense battle royale simulation even more exhilarating. The first person mode will be server based, and will not interrupt or replace the already established third person experience.
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@BattleRoyaleMod) July 13, 2017
Staying on track and communicating the game’s progression to fans continues to be important whilst Greene and the team blow past their self-imposed deadlines. Fans of the battle royale genre have grounds to be wary, as graduation from “Early Access” has become an increasingly fascinating feat; the other major competitor H1Z1: King of the Kill, a game Greene acted as a consultant for, has yet to make the leap despite a considerably longer lifespan. The six-month graduation window that was originally implied in PUBG’s launch announcement, became “six or seven months” in an April interview with Greene (published earlier this month), and has since been massaged into an even vaguer deadline of Q4 2017. Nonetheless, Greene and the team at Bluehole have done well so far, updating and fine-tuning the popular game since it’s official public release back in March. Hopefully they will stay on track and PUBG will graduate before the end of this calendar year, but only time will tell.
Image Source: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds via TFG Contributor