PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds currently features just one giant map called Erangel but that aspect will be changed in the coming months.
Speaking with USgamer in a recent interview, creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene revealed that the development team is currently working on two new maps. These are still months away from release but should arrive before the game leaves the early access program.
“With our new maps, we have guys that really have a lot of experience creating realistic maps,” he said. “We have a level designer who worked on Call of Duty. Our other lead terrain artist here in Korea loves that realism and spends hours reading books on the trees of regions and all this kind of stuff. So the next map should feel a lot realer, a lot more together.”
In addition, Bluehole Studio has plans to remake the current map as well to give it “that identity of this kind of Russian or Crimean island.” However, that will take place sometime next year once the developer is done with the new maps. There is no word on what kind of changes the developer is considering. The players, though, should expect to see the alterations shake up the terrain in ways that might impact gameplay.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to grow in popularity and attract hordes of new players. It is only over four months into its early access program and has already sold more than six million copies on PC. The multiplayer online battle royale experience will eventually release on Xbox One later this year, with a possible PlayStation 4 release taking place later next year.