PUBG Mobile Lite version’s journey is coming to an end. In an unexpected announcement, Krafton has let the world know that the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game publisher is pulling the plug on PUBG Mobile Lite.
The decision to shut down PUBG Lite accompanies a statement about the future roadmap shedding light on the game developer’s intentions to shift its focus toward new ventures such as a revamped PUBG sequel, PUBG: New State along with other titles expected to arrive in the future.
Existing players have until the end of April to expend their credits after which the game will completely shut down.
However, manual installation is still possible via PUBG Mobile Lite APK on Android devices.
That said, Krafon trimming back some of its properties while branching out to keep pace with technological development in the mobile gaming sphere indicates several interesting titles in the pipeline for the fans of free-to-play battle royale games.
Signs of the imminent demise of PUBG Lite started surfaced back in November when it relinquished the use of premium in-app L-Coins together with offering full free gameplay access to all of the features.
According to the official press release, Krafton used the following words to signal the termination of PUBG Lite.
We are deeply grateful for the passion and support from the astounding number of PUBG Lite fans that have been with us. During the strenuous times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that PUBG Lite was able to provide our fans a fun way to stay safe. Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to close service after much deliberation and the time has come for our journey to end. We regretfully inform you that the service of PUBG Lite is scheduled to end on April 29th, 2021. You will be able to continue to play the game and spend in-game credits as normal, including the L-COIN that you already have, until the termination time.
Here is a PUBG Mobile Lite shutdown schedule dates that current players would want to note down.
March 30th, 2021 (UTC)
- lite.pubg.com webpage will be closed
- New downloads will no longer be available
April 29th, 2021 05:00 (UTC)
- End of service
May 29th, 2021 (UTC)
- Player Support for LITE will no longer be available
Meanwhile, Krafton has started rolling out POGB (Playeromnomnom’s Battlegrounds), the original inspiration behind PUBG. Survivors looking to try a little bit of history, here is what is coming your way in the latest event.
On the latest episode of The Quarter Reporter, we go in search of PUBG’s original inspiration, PLAYEROMNOM’S BATTLEGROUNDS (POBG). For Survivors looking to try a little bit of history, you’re in luck – POBG is currently playable through the PUBG on PC for a limited time ONLY. pic.twitter.com/66am5fbgt4
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Full PUBG available on platforms like PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia still delivers the standard experience. Whereas on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, the game is still playable via backward compatibility.