Games can get stuck in Early Access, especially survival games, but Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will be finally released later this year. In a new update from Playerunknown himself, he states that the game will be launched by the end of 2017 but more time is still needed.
A release within six months was planned a couple of months ago but that six month period has been slightly extended as the update explains.
Today I want to update everyone on PLAYERUKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS progress through Early Access. The amount of support and feedback we have received from our community has been incredible. I want to thank you all for your bug reports, feedback and suggestions. As we continue to fix bugs, improve gameplay and add new content, it’s important to for us to deliver you a fully realized and polished Battle Royale experience as we look towards launch.
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. I’ve come to realize 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.
So, we have decided that we are going push the full launch back a bit from the initial six-month timeframe, but want to assure you that we are still planning a full release before the end of Q4 2017.
Players are enjoying the game currently so a delay of the final release won’t matter. At least they are pushing to get Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds launched, and in the meantime, there will still be the regular updates.