There is no denying that PUBg happens to be one of the biggest battle royale games available in the market. As a matter of fact, it also happens to be the game that solidified the battle royale genre ever since it was first released. However, the important thing that we must know is that despite all the great things about PUBG, the one thing that bugs many people is the high system requirements of the game, that makes it less accessible for those looking for a smoother experience.
Gamers should have a fairly decent PC in order to play the game properly, and without any issues. To tackle this, PUBG Corporation is actually testing a new versio nof the game that will be called PUBG Hardware. Do not worry, this game is not a copy of the mobile game, instead, it is actually being made from scratch, and will cater to gamers who do not have powerful hardware to run the game.
However, that is not even the biggest thing, the biggest surprise about the game is that it will be coming free of cost. Much like the mobile versions of the game. You can check the official announcement that was made on PUBG.com.
“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 difficult to achieve due to the hardware available,”
The post extends, and states that:
“To this end, the PUBG Lite team has focused on balancing lower hardware requirements, without compromising on our quality standards. The end result is a build that is playable even on computers and laptops utilizing integrated graphics.” PUBG
As far as the speciifcations are concerned, you won’t be needing a lot to play the game. But for those interested, both minimum, and recommended specs are listed below.
- Microsoft Windows 7 and above.
- Intel Core i3.
- 4GB RAM.
- Intel HD Graphics 4,000.
- 4GB of hard drive space.
- Micrcosoft Windows 7 and above.
- Intel Core i5.
- 8GB RAM.
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, or AMD Radeon 7870 GPU.
- 4GB of hard drive space.
Needless to say, the specs really show that the PUBG corporation is focusing on making the game a lot more accessible. As far as more information is concerend, the official release states that PUBG Lite is going to be a standalone game, and will have its own development team as well as a content creation stream. As far as the gaem modes are concerned, the game supports solo, duo, as well squad play, and the perspective will be limited to third person at least in the beta version.
Additionnally, in the beta version, players will have access to Erangel; the original PUBG map. However, in future, the game will be gettting more maps, as well as content that the PUBG players are already familiar with. At the time of writing, the beta is only availablein Thailand, however, if things go smoothly, the PUBG Lite betta would extend to more regions.
With that out of the way, the introduction of PUBG Lite is a great step for the gamers who do not have a powerful PC. However, at the same time, it does raise some serious questions with regards to the future of the actual PUBG game. What if PUBG Lite ends up dwarfing the original PUBG? What if the PUBG players shift towards the original for more players. How long are the devs going to support this project? Is PUBG Corporation to gain back the market they lost to Fortnite after Epic’s decision of making Fortnite free and relatively resource friendly?
All these questions will be answered in near future, but for now, we can only expect PUBG Lite to be as successful as it should be. This is a great step in the right direction and will certainly allow a whole host of gamers to enjoy everything about PUBG they previously failed to enjoy.
As for now, PUBG is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Additionally, it is also a vailable mobile phones, and making quite a name for itself.