In a developer Q&A at G-Star Global Game Exhibition in Korea, CEO and lead game designer at Bluehole, Changhan Kim, revealed that PlayerUnknown’s: Battlegrounds will most likely receive more/new cosmetic microtransactions. Changhan stated that the dev team does not plan to add any pay-to-win mechanics. However, more cosmetic microtransactions will be coming to it after its full release.
As Changhan said:
“As you may already know, we will never add anything that affects the gameplay. However, there is a relatively strong demand for cosmetic items. Since the official launch is our top priority, we plan on adding new items after that.”
Needless to say that we are not surprised by this. PlayerUknown’s: Battlegrounds has sold 22 million copies on Steam, meaning that there is already a huge crowd. Obviously, we don’t agree with this inclusion, however – and as a business decision – it makes perfect sense. Let’s hope that these microtransactions will remain for cosmetic stuff and that Bluehole won’t attempt to further exploit its fans.
Bluehole also plans to add a tutorial mode after the game’s launch. This tutorial or shooting range will help newcomers prepare themselves for what this game is all about.
PlayerUknown’s: Battlegrounds will leave Early Access and fully release this month.