PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has seen a lot of success over the last few months, with millions of gamers already on board with the Early Access title. However, as the player base ramps up, so does the pressure to not disappoint. As a result, the six month Early Access time frame for Battlegrounds has been revised. Previously the game was expected to fully release in September but now, a ‘Q4’ release window is in its place.
Writing over on the Steam Community earlier today, Player Unknown addressed the player base, saying that while he “hoped to be out of Early Access” six months after launch, he has since realised that “restricting the window to a specific month” could be more of a hinderance to development progress.
Here is the full quote: “Over the past few months I have done a lot of interviews, and in many of them, I said we hoped to be out of Early Access six months after we first launched. I’ve come to realize that restricting the window to a specific month could hinder us from delivering a fully featured game and/or lead to disappointment within the community if the launch deadline is not met.”
As a result, the developer has decided to re-address the launch timeframe, with plans to release in Q4 2017, meaning the full game should still arrive before the end of 2017.
KitGuru Says: It was good of the developers to address this now, rather than keeping quiet on the subject. I am sure those who are enjoying the game already will appreciate the extra months of development time.