Krafton, the publisher for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has announced that they are branching out and will be releasing new games set in the same PUBG universe. We already know about The Callisto Protocol, and there have been rumors about a full-fledged PUBG sequel as well. However, it also seems that the branching out is happening in the form of some cancellations as the publishers have just announced that they are shutting down PUBG Lite.
PUBG Lite is free to play version of the game and it is made for people who do not own powerful hardware to run the game. The game has seen some ups and downs but the announcement has come as a shock. This is what Krafton had to say about the termination of the game.
We are deeply grateful for the passion and support from the astounding number of PUBG Lite fans that have been with us. During the strenuous times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that PUBG Lite was able to provide our fans with a fun way to stay safe. Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to close service after much deliberation and the time has come for our journey to end. We regretfully inform you that the service of PUBG Lite is scheduled to end on April 29th, 2021. You will be able to continue to play the game and spend in-game credits as normal, including the L-COIN that you already have, until the termination time.
At the time of writing, the game cannot be downloaded from anywhere, and on April 29th, the service will come to an end. PUBG Lite’s player support will also go out of support on May 29th, later this year.
The standard version of the game is still available on PC, Xbox One< PS4, and Stadia, and can also be played on the new generation of consoles through backward compatibility. Krafton has also launched POGB (Playeromnomnom’s Battlegrounds) a chicken-themed arcade game that works within the PUBG game. Seems like not all April Fool’s jokes are terrible, to begin with.
Do you think Krafton should have canceled PUBG Lite? Let us know what you think.