'PUBG Lite' Announced as a Free, Standalone Product

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is already on the PC, consoles and smartphones, but now the company behind the popular battle royale shooter is testing a free-to-play version. As stated on the game's official site, the beta is now only available to players living in Thailand. PUBG Lite has its own dedicated development team and will operate as a standalone version of the game separate from the classic PUBG. The best news for players, however, is that PUBG Lite will be free-to-play, which further lowers the entry barrier and is one of the biggest reasons why PUBG Mobile is so successful. Even more excruciating is the fact publisher has not stated when the beta will be opened up to other players outside of Thailand.

Comparing the recommended and minimum specs of the two PUBG games, it seems that PUBG Lite picks up about where PUBG becomes unplayable.

The current paid version of PUBG was released in early 2017 by the subsidiary of a South Korean company called Bluehole.

This version of PUBG lowers the PC hardware requirements, making it possible for a greater number of players to get in on the action.




"Our goal for PUBG Lite is simple: Deliver the Playerunknown's Battlegrounds experience to players in areas where the core game's required specifications are more hard to achieve due to the hardware available", the announcement says.

The post ends with an assurance that even though PUBG Lite is built for low-end hardware, it is just as good as PUBG on Steam.

That said, we can't imagine PUBG Lite will be limited to such a small playerbase for long. They will also be adding maps and content familiar to players of the base game. This is expected to make it more accessible, thus bringing more players on-board the PUBG bandwagon.

Vikendi will be added to PUBG Lite in a future update.

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