The team behind the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile is working on a new sci-fi video game called Vertical.
The news comes from a report by TechRadar which claims that PUBG Mobile developers are working on a new project. The developers are rumored to be working on a new sci-fi shooter game, but it may not be a battle royale like PUBG Mobile. Further, the report adds that the game may take two to three years to complete.
Tipster PlayerIGN adds to the report with a few screenshots that show key job openings created within the company to work on the project. He adds that it may be based on Unreal Engine 4 and may be a direct sequel to PUBG Mobile. It’s internally codenamed Vertical but may end up being called PUBG 2.
PUBG's working on an open-world sci-fi shooter game. The project's codenamed: Vertical.
It's built on UE4, a pre-built engine, as such I can imagine them looking to release this game after 2-3 years.
Is this the PUBG2 game that was mentioned? If so, guess it's not a BR. pic.twitter.com/XugVZ0203q
— PlayerIGN (@PlayerIGN) April 10, 2021
The developers have opened up 14 new job listings for developer positions in the Vertical project. These job openings include a Background Concept Artist, a Video Editing Artist, a Character Concept Artist, a Lighting Artist, and much more.
Some speculation suggests that it may be a campaign-focused single-player game but that is only a rumor, for now, so we recommend taking this information with a grain of salt.