Despite announcing that more maps will be releasing for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, it seems like the developers have no intention of abandoning the current one and will not only continue to improve it but also make changes to this famous Battlegrounds map.
In a recent interview with US Gamer, PlayerUnknown, Brendan Greene himself mentioned that the development team has plans to “sort of remake” the current Battlegrounds map known as Erangel.
While the final game will have two more maps besides Erangel, Brendan said that the final version of the game will also feature a redesigned Erangel map.
It’s our plan in maybe a year’s time to go back to Erangel and sort of remake the map and give it that identity of this kind of Russian or Crimean island, I should say.
He didn’t go into a lot of details concerning what kind of changes would be made to the current Battlegrounds map, however given the design of the map and Brendan’s fascination with realism, it makes sense that the remade version would be a bit more realistic and probably not divided this much into separately themed areas.
In its current state, the Erangel map is more of a mash-up between different geographical locations which don’t really make sense. Brendan himself said the map’s current design isn’t realistic as there are volcanic rocks in the middle of lush fields among other discrepancies. Apparently, Bluehole would like to fix such things.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is currently available on PC as part of Steam Early Access and the game has taken the online gaming world by storm and even becoming the most played non-Valve game on Steam.
However, despite its highly successful launch, the game hasn’t been free from controversy such as the recent one surrounding the inclusion of paid loot crates that reward players with cosmetic items.