If you’ve been following the development and popular rise of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, then this news might be hard to hear. The game’s release has been pushed back to the end of 2017.
Currently, the game is in Early Access. It was slated to release in September, but was delayed so the final product could be feature complete. Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene took to Steam to explain the issue.
"Over the past few months I have done a lot of interviews, and in many of them, I said we hoped to be out of Early Access six months after we first launched," he said. "I've come to realise that restricting the window to a specific month could hinder us from delivering a fully featured game and/or lead to disappointment within the community if the launch deadline is not met."
Greene added that the team are still planning for a full release before the end of Q4 2017. This news won’t have any impact on the current release schedule of updates – both weekly, and monthly.
We will continue to push weekly and monthly updates until full launch as we want to ensure that the game we release is the best version possible. This is why we’re giving a launch window rather than an exact date. We hope this makes sense, and appreciate your understanding.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched on Steam Early Access back in March. Since then, the game has sold over 4 million copies.