PUBG Corp. is currently testing a version of the game that is meant for low end PCs. Known as PUBG Lite, this game is being tested in Thailand as of now. However, developers through a blog post have said that the PUBG Lite will soon be available in other countries as well. In the blog post, it was mentioned that PUBG Lite was launched on January 10, 2019. Also, it mentioned that unlike PUBG’s steam version that needs high specifications, one can play this version without having the same kind of high-end hardware.
Now that a new PUBG version has been launched for low-end rigs, we will see people using budget laptops to play this game. Further good news is that PUBG Lite is free-to-play, therefore this reduces the entry barrier. This will shoot up the number of players of PUBG even further. The developers claim that the PUBG Lite will be just as good as the PUBG steam version despite being built for low-end hardware devices. Yesterday, developers publicized another blog post in which they said that PUBG Lite open beta is available in Thailand.
Let’s wait and see when PUBG Lite gets launched in India. The minimum specifications of the game are Windows 7, 8 or 10 64bit, Intel Core i3 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM Intel HD Graphics 4000 and 4GB onboard storage. The recommended specifications include Intel Core 2.8GHz, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7870 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 660, 4GB disk space and Windows 7, 8 or 10 64bit.
Taking into account India’s current state of affairs, PUBG’s experience has become a bit unfavourable. In Gujarat, the state government issued a circular to the district authorities to ban PUBG in primary schools. The online game which has ubiquitous players worldwide has been deemed as addictive for primary school children in Gujarat. According to officials, the circular by the state primary education departments was issued after being recommended by the Gujarat State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
Moreover, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has also planned to ban the game across the country. It has sent letters to the state governments in the country to implement this ban.