During an interview at the G-Star Global Game Exhibition, Chang Kim of PUBG Corp said that the company has no plans to include pay-to-win loot boxes in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
The studio does not want to alter the gameplay of PUBG, so there will never be inserted in the loot box objects capable of damaging the game mechanics or favoring paying users. “As you may already know, we will never add anything that affects the gameplay,” says Kim.
Kim says that the developers will probably insert new cosmetic items into the boxes, clothes, helmets, and accessories for customization and that are in demand by the community, especially in Asia. “However, there is a relatively strong demand for cosmetic items. Since the official launch is our top priority, we plan on adding new items after that,” Kim said.
Another frequent request is that of a Tutorial mode or a shooting range for training, this desire will become reality but only after the game has left the Early Access phase. Frankly, I think there lies PUBG’s charm. Our thought was, ‘There is no practice in life! It should be tough!’ since delivering the reality was important. However, many players are requesting a tutorial mode or a shooting range, and we believe this could be helpful for some players. So, we will start devising a plan to develop such a feature after the official release,” Kim thus stated.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available on PC in Early Access and will arrive on Xbox One and Xbox One X on December 12th in digital and retail editions.
Recently, the Chinese giant Tencent has announced two mobile games of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, arriving in 2018 on the Asian market, but no confirmation of the launch of these two products in the West is given.