PUBGâs new creative director wants to put the focus back on survival
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Itâs been a year of experimentation for PUBG. Over the course of 2020, the genre-defining battle royale game received new, smaller maps and tightly focused gameplay modes. December 16th will see the debut of PUBGâs 10th season, which introduces new AI enemies in a dense, 32-player map called âHaven.â Looking ahead, though, PUBGâs new creative director Dave Curd says this process of testing ideas has helped the team find what makes the game distinct among the sea of battle royale games it inspired.
â[In] 2020, we made a lot of small maps, mainly because weâre trying to find the range of whatâs acceptable,â he tells The Verge. âNow that weâve had this year of development, my feeling is those big, long stretches of downtime, punctuated…