The designers of PUBG's popular battle royale game are developing a new extraction-based shooter to compete with Escape from Tarkov and Warzone 2's DMZ modes.
Back in 2017, PUBG took the gaming world by storm with its authentic graphics and battle royale gameplay. While its rise was hampered by competitors like Warzone and Apex Legends, it remains a popular game today.
The creators of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds have set their sights on a brand-new project that revolves around extraction, similar to Warzone 2's DMZ mode and Escape from Tarkov.
A Krafton earnings report from The Loadout states that PUBG Studios is working on a new game called 'Project Black Budget,' which will focus on exploration-based gameplay.
Krafton described this title as a "PvPvE looter shooter" in a November 2022 earnings report. Now, the publisher says the publisher wants to "popularize the extraction shooter genre."
The report states that this new game will be built upon the PUBG experience and that they're considering releasing it on PC, mobile, and consoles. At the time of writing, nothing much else has been disclosed.
There is no concept art, although the logo for PUBG Studios appears where they mention Project Black Budget. So, the PUBG developers will be working on it, and will most likely compete with Tarkov and DMZ.
Krafton promises that players will experience "an ever-changing PvPvE open-world and satisfying gunplay that provides unpredictable and exciting experiences." We'll be sure to update this article as more information about this game becomes available.
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