Fri November 10 2017
It should go without saying that the majority of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are stupidly excited for the new desert map to launch.
While there isn’t a firm release date just yet, the new map promises to be a sniper’s dream with hills, tall buildings and lots of open space.
“The team at our office in Madison have been working hard on our new desert map, and today I am excited to share some new WIP screenshots of this new terrain,” creator Brendan Greene said in a Twitter post.
View the work-in-progress images below
The new map will be set in a fictional version of Mexico, and will be 8x8 km in size.
The desert map will first launch for PC players, and then for console later.
“While the Xbox Game Preview version will be launching with vaulting included, it won’t have the desert map for a while yet. Mainly because we need to test it and fix it, it’s still in early development and while we’re showcasing it for PC it will still require months of work to really polish it off and find those niggly areas on the map. It’s just the way it goes with open world development,” Greene told Eurogamer.
But even though both version will be based on Microsoft architecture, don’t expect cross-play any time soon.
“We still want to do it. As I said before we want to remain controller v controller or keyboard to mouse v keyboard to mouse. It’s probably the fairest way to do it. We have no update on it,” Greene explained.