Coming Winter 2018… pic.twitter.com/BsaLBLE9u3June 10, 2018
At Microsoft’s E3 press conference, the trailer for PUBG contained an exciting little kicker at the end: a brief glimpse of a snowy winter map. Appropriately, the map is coming sometime this winter.
I spoke to PUBG’s creative director Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene at E3 this week, and asked if the snowy footprints shown in the teaser would be a feature of the winter map. “We of course would like to have footprint tracking in the snow, you know,” said Greene, “but I can’t promise anything now. It’s very early.”
I was also curious about the size of the winter map: will it be another 8x8km map like Erangel and Miramar, PUBG’s first two maps? Or, will it be smaller, like PUBG’s third map, the 4x4km Sanhok, which will be released on PC on June 22?
“No, we’re looking at somewhere in between,” Greene told me.
“We found 8-by-8, it’s great, but it takes an inordinate amount of time to get maps of that scale done. So, we’re looking from a gameplay point of view, we might shrink it down a little bit,” Greene said. “We don’t have exact sizing yet, but it’ll be somewhere in between I think.”