Since its release earlier this year on Steam, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has absolutely taken the PC gaming world by storm. Over the months since its initial release into Early Access, the title has only grown and has become the most played game on Steam day in and day out and has also become one of Twitch’s most popular games. As the game approaches the eventual 1.0 release and an Xbox One port, it seems the excitement around the game has no end.
As with most multiplayer-centric titles, there are always a group of players who want a single-player option. PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, spoke with GameSpot about the possibility of adding a single-player mode into the game at some point.
“Because of the lore of the island, there was an idea that I had for what I thought would be a pretty cool single-player [mode],” he said to GameSpot. “And even co-op single-player campaign. We have no resources. We have no time. We have no plans to add anything like this to the game. No, no single-player is coming to Battlegrounds.”
Greene does mention there is lore for the island so the groundwork is there for a single-player mode in the future. As for right now, it doesn’t look like players will be getting an option for a co-op campaign or running around the island filled with bots any time soon.
There was a lot of hype about a single player aspect when it was hinted at during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit last month.
I would love to add a single player campaign to the game. I think the island we have could be a great location for an interesting story, but unfortunatly we just don’t have the time or the resources for this at the moment!
Adding single-player options into multiplayer only titles has become somewhat of a trend lately. We saw EA add in a campaign for the sequels of both Titanfall and Star Wars Battlefront. The asymmetrical multiplayer game Friday the 13th: The Game is also planning on adding a single-player mode, but it still seems like we’re pretty far out from that happening yet. The developers recently said the mode was coming in the summer but that time has come and gone.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is out now on Steam. You can look forward to an Xbox One release in the near future. Maybe a PS4 version might come after that but we don’t know for sure.
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