[Game website] Bluehole, developer of the highly-popular action MMORPG, TERA, today announced it is collaborating with Playerunknown, creator of the fan-favorite “Battle Royale” game modes for ARMA 3 and H1Z1, to develop a new standalone Battle Royale game. The open world strategic shooter is currently titled Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and currently in development.
Crafted using Unreal Engine 4, the standalone game will expand the core Battle Royale experience enjoyed by millions of players into a highly competitive player vs. player (PvP) game in a vivid yet harsh open world environment. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will put up to 64 players on a remote island for a winner-takes-all showdown where strategic gameplay is as important as shooting skills.
Players will enter a last-man-standing battle where they try to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies in a graphically and tactically rich battle ground that eventually forces players into a shrinking safe area as they engage in a tense and spectacular fight to the death. Playerunknown has also relocated to Bluehole’s Korean HQ from his native Ireland to serve as the creative director on the project.