You wouldn’t think that a game like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds would be hurting for a story mode. The game has seen its popularity skyrocket without one but the game’s creators want to try something out nevertheless. It has been revealed by the company behind this popular battle royale game that a “narrative experience” is being developed for the PUBG universe.
The confirmation came in an announcement which also revealed that Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield is going to run a new studio called Striking Distance. PUBG Corporation has revealed that this new division is going to work on an “original narrative experience” that will be set inside the PUBG universe.
The details are slim at this point in time so it’s unclear whether this is going to result in a full-fledged story mode for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or if this is going to be something else entirely. Schofield does have ample experience of working on narrative-based projects, having led the work on multiple Call of Duty games.
It’s going to be an uphill task for the developer to divert players’ attention away from battle royale to the narrative-driven experience. Some Fortnite players may not be aware that its story mode, Save the World, actually preceded the battle royale mode. Save the World only represents a tiny fraction of Fortnite’s player base now. Could the same thing happen to PUBG as well? Only time will tell.