New games starting official service this month and new games under development are tested to check the gameability. In addition, as the existing paid games are converted to free games, new users will be found.
According to the game industry on the 5th, Krafton will convert its flagship ‘PUBG: Battleground’ (hereinafter PUBG) into a free game from the 12th.
PUBG is a game that has recorded sales of 75 million copies in the global market since launching the ‘Early Access’ service on the PC game platform ‘Steam’ in 2017. It pioneered the battle royale genre where one last person and one team survive, and it is still popular to this day.
From the 12th, users can download and play PUBG for free on PC and console platforms. Users who have purchased the existing game will be given various items, including new costumes, along with the conversion to the ‘Battlegrounds Plus account’.
A PUBG Plus account provides benefits such as ‘Play Competitive Play’, ‘Open Custom Match’, and ‘Use Career-Medal Tab’. Users who play the game for free will enjoy the game with a ‘Battleground Basic Account’ that does not provide some features.
Krafton official said, “The PUBG Plus account provided to existing users is a perpetual benefit.
Line Games plans to release a new game ‘Undecemed’ this month and conduct the second closed beta test of ‘Origin of the Great Voyage’, which is currently under development, on the 20th.
First of all, Undecember is an action role-playing game (RPG) that can be enjoyed on mobile and PC platforms. It provides a system that allows users to create their own fighting style by combining equipment and ‘runes’ regardless of occupation. In addition, the feature is that it does not support the automatic battle function in order to emphasize the fun through manipulation.
In addition, the business model plans to provide only products that provide convenience or decorate characters, and the ‘Battle Pass’ system will be applied to provide rewards according to the level of gameplay.
On the 20th, the 2nd closed beta test of ‘Origin of the Great Voyage’ will be held for 15 days until the 3rd of next month.
The Age of Exploration Origin, which is being jointly developed with Japanese developer Koei Tecmo Games, is a multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that utilizes intellectual property rights (IP) of the ‘Age of Seas’ that has been in operation since 1990. Set in the 16th century, it is characterized by a reproduction of the main port, various types of ships, and the seas of the world in the background of the Middle Ages.
This test is evaluated to have improved the level of completion by reflecting the feedback from users collected in the first test conducted in January last year. In addition, the range of test participants was expanded from Android OS devices to iOS devices and PCs.
Line Games plans to announce the test winners from the 13th.