Krafton decides to shut down PUBG LITE completely

On April 29, PUBG Lite, or PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Lite, a low-end version of the battle royale title PUBG, will be shut down. The developer Krafton announced the news of PUBG Lite's demise in a statement on the game's official website.


What's with PUBG Lite?

The gameplay experience is a mix between PUBG for PC and PUBG MOBILE. You get the same physics system as PUBG for PC but knitted with all the conveniences of PUBG MOBILE. This, in my opinion, is enough to compel players to try out the game.

With PUBG LITE, players are getting the same PUBG physics, which is a bonus for gamers who like a little more challenge. At the same time, the game helps players in its own sweet ways to be more competitive. Every time a player was being shot at by an enemy, the game notifies them about the direction from where the firing was coming - just like PUBG MOBILE. Even when an enemy approaches with vehicles, the mini-map shows the positioning of the enemy thus giving casual players like me a chance to fight back against the pro-level players. The game also keeps the player updated on how many points he/she is earning while surviving each round.

The in-game physics is quite impressive. The way the player moves or crouches behind a wall while under attack seems realistic. The vehicle dynamics also encourage players to use them in order to move inside the world. Like all versions of PUBG, you can dress up your character with clothes earned from in-game crates. To add to the realism, players need to pick up weapons, medication, or other items from the floor manually. What's even more challenging is that players need to reload the weapon manually when the magazine is empty.

However, players who enjoy playing this on their low-end Android devices will meet the end of this game.
"We are immensely grateful for the excitement and support of the overwhelming number of PUBG Lite fans who have supported us so far. We hope that PUBG Lite was able to provide our fans with a fun way to stay alive during the difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic." Krafton stated.
"Unfortunately, after much deliberation, we have taken the tough decision to end operations, and our journey has come to an end. We regret to notify you that the PUBG Lite service will be discontinued on April 29th, 2021 (UTC)" the business added.
"We want to express our profound apologies as well as our heartfelt gratitude to all. We sincerely hope you have appreciated your time with us and look forward to working with us again in the future" According to its developer.

And after the game service is terminated, the PUBG Lite Facebook page will remain live until further notice.

PUBG Lite was one of the most famous games during the early months of the pandemic. The game was released in late 2019 and was designed to run on low-end Android smartphones and entry-level PCs without dedicated graphics cards.

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For those who are unaware, PUBG Mobile and PUBG Lite were barred in India last September under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Later, PUBG Corporation revealed that it was ending its relationship with Tencent and that it would collaborate with the Indian government to find a swift solution.

Here is the Official Statement of Krafton from their Official Site