After dominating the premium games scene in 2018, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground is looking to capture more of the global market with a Lite version of its massively popular battle royale game. The open beta test is currently only available for Thailand, as the team wants to see how it runs in a small market before deciding on whether it’s viable in larger regions. For its objectives, the PUBG Lite developers are aiming for the game to be playable in locations where higher-end hardware is less accessible. Essentially, PUBG Lite wants to maintain quality of gameplay while allowing for lower hardware requirements, specifically devices with integrated graphics.
The beta announcement also came with details on minimum and recommended PC specs. On the lower end, computers and laptops with at least Integrated Graphics 4000 GPUs and 4GB of both RAM and HDD should be able to run the game, though it is recommended that gamers have at least a GTX 660 or a Radeon HD 7870, along with 8GB of RAM.
In case players were worried about a lazily distilled experience, PUBG Corporation has assured that PUBG Lite will be handled by a dedicated team that “will create exclusive content and quality of life features while also adding maps and content familiar to PUBG players.” Furthermore, the Lite version will be free to play when it releases.
For the beta, the only map available to play will be the fictional island of Erangel, which was also the first map available in the main PUBG game. According to the developers, players will be able to experience the game in third-person perspective for the solo, duo, and squad modes. Though the test is only available for Thailand, the studio will be taking into account player feedback and give updates throughout this trial period. Future updates regarding the availability of PUBG Lite can be found at the website.