It’s apparently “F2P Rumor Week” right here at MMOBomb. Yesterday, we got word that Digital Arts is likely to be taking its FIFA sequence free-to-play subsequent 12 months, and right this moment comes a touch that one other huge pay-to-play sport may additionally be taking that F2P plunge.
Twitter person PlayerIGN, who calls himself the “#1 dependable supply for datamines, localization, and insiders on PUBG” unleashed this bombshell late final week:
PUBG desires to go free-to-play.
They’re going to trace participant responses in a F2P week that’s taking place subsequent month.
Remember, PUBG initially wished to go F2P in 2019; however didn’t get the participant response they wished att from 2019’s F2P check.
— PlayerIGN (@PlayerIGN) July 24, 2021
His declare that PUBG wished to go free-to-play in 2019 would roughly coincide with the discharge of PUBG Lite, which debuted in Thailand in January 2019 earlier than making its way to Europe in September of that year. It shut down throughout all areas in April 2021.
Nonetheless, the teachings realized from PUBG Lite might function a template for the core model of the sport going ahead. It looks as if a smart transfer. Most battle royales are free-to-play already, together with PUBG’s #1 competitors, Fortnite, and the sport’s development and stock system already really feel like that of a F2P sport.
It will additionally make sense to see some modifications coming within the wake of Krafton’s long-anticipated initial public offering (IPO). The corporate is anticipated to choose a value right this moment and ensure the quantity on Thursday. Being public would possibly imply that the corporate’s buyers will demand extra development, and PUBG’s participant base has been shrinking for a number of years now. A transfer to free-to-play might ship these numbers hovering within the different path.
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