PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (hereafter, Battlegrounds) Expectations for the new map, Deathton, are high. It took more than a year and a half from the first public release to the official release, exuding an unusual aura, special equipment that can only be found on this map, skyscrapers that were not seen in previous Battlegrounds, etc. to be.
In fact, the reaction of users who encountered Deston in the test is mostly 'fresh'. There are various regions and special elements throughout the map, so it is possible to play a variety of games on one map. Game Mecca interviewed Dave Curd, Creative Director, about various aspects of the map, including the background and composition of the map, and content related to the introduction of sports, to coincide with the official launch of Deston.
When I first entered Deston, the most puzzled part was the temporal background. All the maps of PUBG so far have been set in the past. All the vehicles and buildings that appear are from the 70's or 80's, or from the past. However, the vehicles and buildings that appear in Deathton are all modern, and even more likely to appear in the near future. In particular, you can see many cutting-edge items such as drones, rooms locked with key cards, and climbers.
Dave Curd, Creative Director of Battlegrounds, explained that Battlegrounds is a game set in the near future. If a player falls on Miramar or Erangel, they're not traveling back in time, but in an abandoned area long ago, he said. In other words, Haven and Deathton are recently formed battlefields. On the one hand, this suggests that the main story of the game can also be unfolded in a modern setting.
Compared to other maps, Deston has a very well-organized building inside. There is also the largest building in the entire Battleground that can be used as a single deathmatch map. Therefore, the actual map size is larger than the existing 8x8km map. This is a design that contains the intention of the development team. Director Dave Curd said, As there is a tall building, verticality is emphasized as much, so it is possible to engage in more multi-faceted battles.
With this in mind, there are a lot of various passages and hidden detours in Deathton. In Deston, you can dive inside the building, and there are passages that only drones can pass through, and rooms that can only be opened by obtaining a key card. However, it may be difficult for new players to adapt if only the diversity of battles is considered. To prevent this, various elements such as cell towers, utility parachutes, and ascenders are prepared, and it is made to avoid difficult battles by creating a number of areas other than urban areas.
There are many opinions that want to introduce e-sports quickly as it has excellent diversity. Director Dave Curd said, It's entirely up to the community. He said, First, if it is introduced to competitive games and then received a lot of love, there will be a possibility of introducing e-sports.