Early last year, reports emerged of something called "Project XTRM" from the developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. New reporting indicates that this secret project is actually PUBG 2, an apparent sequel for this Battle Royale.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was one of the first Battle Royale games to truly explode in popularity. Although Fortnite soon surpassed it in many respects, it had an early lead and still has a relatively healthy playerbase around the world on PC, console, and mobile devices.
Rumors surrounding a potential sequel has been floating around for some time, especially with the apparent existence of something called "Project XTRM" — 10 months ago, a Reddit submission detailed new job openings at PUBG Korea. Now, a report from late November 2020 has surfaced via Twitter which says that this project is actually a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds sequel.
Is PUBG 2 Really in Development?
@PlayerIGN is one of many Twitter accounts that post leaks and rumors. One of his most recent tweets, however, highlights an article from Korean news network MTN which reports on PUBG 2 in a little more detail.
According to MTN's reporting, a source at Krafton has revealed that work on a PUBG sequel has been in the works since the first half of 2020, effectively serving as a successor to the original. A firm name hasn't yet been decided, but the odds are good that they'll stay on brand and simply name it PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 2.
Subsequent tweets from @PlayerIGN state that it may be cross-platform for PC, console, and mobile, although there isn't much firm evidence on that particular aspect. Still, the apparent existence of Project XTRM and this subsequent reporting from MTN adds a little more potential for PUBG 2 being revealed sooner rather than later.
What do you think PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 2 will be like? Do you think it will finally launch as a pure free-to-play title across all platforms? Let us know in the comments below!