‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Customization: The arena game is about to give you a ton of freedom

‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Customization: The arena game is about to give you a ton of freedom
Source: PvP Live
Source: PvP Live

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds — or PUBG, as it’s lovingly called by fans — has made waves in streaming over the last few months. Both players and online viewers have enjoyed the dynamic and unique experience for what might seem like a pretty routine video game.

Now, it appears the game’s developers are aiming to provide more opportunities for individuality. During an interview with PvP Live, executive producer Chang Han Kim revealed that “soon, you will be able to design your character to a tee.”

In a video released in November 2016, on the topic of character customization, Jordi Rovira from Anticto — a company focused on character customization systems development — talked about the specifics of customizing a game like Battlegrounds. One key point he made is that in-game loot needs to look good enough to want to show off.

We can only hope that this means they’re continuing to make new loot for the game and more interesting-looking accessories. This could also be a tactical challenge considering players would probably want to be as disguised as possible — a bright clown suit, for example, might give them a tactical disadvantage.

New tattoo placement shown in character customization
Source: PvP Live/Gifs

It’s also cool to see some of the design process. This GIF of placing the tattoo in different places gives us a nice taste for what we might be in for. Pretty exciting stuff.

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Rye Khosravi

Rye Khosravi is an Iranian-American gaming writer at Mic. His writing focuses on the intersection of gaming culture and social politics. He can be reached at rkhosravi@mic.com

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