Over 600 participants had participated in the first test of the pre-alpha version of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, the latest game production of Bluehole, the creators of the MMORPG TERA. The open world shooter is being developed in colloboration with PLAYERUNKNOWN, creator of the fan-favorite “Battle Royale” game modes for ARMA 3 and H1Z1.
It's been just four months of development, but Bluehole sought player's feedback quite at an early stage. And according to Bluehole the feedback was "overwhelmingly positive" especially with regards to the core gameplay, responsiveness and stability. The early involvement of alpha testers is part of Bluehole's and PLAYERUNKNOWN's commitment to Open Development environment during the production and get much feedback from a passionate community translated into the game.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is total PvP: 64 players will pit against each other and enter a last-man-standing battle, if they survived. Shooting skills are required, but before any action players need to find and upgrade their weapons. The island is designed as dynamic open world, so players need to rush out empty handed, locate weapons, vehicles and supplies, scout for high-value locations and get ready to fight.
Brendan Greene, aka PLAYERUNKNOWN, enjoys the creative freedom to build a standalone game based on the mod that he created for the ARMA series. The "goal is to create a realistic open world experience with deep gameplay and strong combat mechanics."
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS will be published directly by Bluehole as a paid, non-MMO title. The open world shooter will see several closed testing sessions and you might want to find more info at the official site.