PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG, is one of the most genre-defining games in the long list of battle royale titles. However, sometimes the classics need to borrow a thing or two from games that come along after, and if a new survey shared by Twitter user PlayerIGN is anything to go by, it looks like PUBG is thinking of doing just that.
Fresh off the heels of PUBG Mobile adding power armor to the handheld edition, the regular version of PUBG has reportedly sent out a questionnaire asking fans for their thoughts on specific features that could be added to the game. New features are added to games all the time, but it's more rare for the developer to reach out to fans directly and ask for their input.
Among the features PUBG is asking its fans to consider are a "construct cover" feature and a "revive" feature, both of which are already elements of Fortnite, a game that is currently dominating the battle royale market. Another massively popular battle royale game, Apex Legends, also has its own revive mechanics, so in some ways it seems PUBG is looking to play catch-up.
There are several ideas on the list of possible features that appear to be completely original. One such idea is the ability to send out false team locations to the enemy in order to confuse them, and another is a tool or item that would allow the player to look into a high-risk enemy death crate from a far distance. Apex Legends is also considering new features all the time, and it's likely all the other major battle royale games are doing the same thing behind the scenes, so it's possible a similar feature could pop up in another game and beat PUBG to the punch.
Considering that PUBG just released its newest Update 10.3 a few days ago, it's uncertain when any of the features on the list could potentially be implemented into the game. It will also be interesting to see which of the features, if any, are chosen by the fans.
For now, players can enjoy the Lunar New Year event running in PUBG and dream of the day they might be able to build defensive cover in the game. That is, unless they're one of the two million players banned from PUBG Mobile late last year.
The Callisto Protocol is an upcoming sci-fi survival horror game, developed by brand-new studio Striking Distance. The studio is headed up by Glen Schofield, who previously co-created the Dead Space series. However, probably the most unexpected thing about The Callisto Protocol is that it will be set in the universe of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, albeit 300 years into the future.
From everything we know about The Callisto Protocol so far, it would be hard to imagine a game more different to PUBG. The Callisto Protocol will be single-player, horror-focused, and set in the year 2320. Conversely, PUBG is the multiplayer title that kickstarted the Battle Royale genre's popularity, and is set in the modern day. However, it's already been confirmed that the two games share a universe, so how exactly might they connect?