PUBG Corp Releases 'Behind the Scenes' of Erangel Remaster
PUBG Corp released a video Tuesday delving into the process for creating the Erangel redesign.
The video features interviews with several members of the two PUBG Corp development teams that worked on the redesign — one based in Madison, Wis., the other in South Korea.
The process of deciding what to change was determined through a mixture of data analysis and the designers' intuition.
"Through data, we understand what's popular and what's not popular," said world art director Dave Curd. "And of course as players we have an inherent understanding of, 'Don't touch school, but maybe power plant can be upgraded.'"
According to Curd, the redesign focused on building around three central pillars: retro Russia, abandoned island, and rebellion. These principles helped guide the look for the map's new look.
The first two were fairly present in the original version of the map, but were made more present in the new version. The third, rebellion, ties in with PUBG's newly revealed lore. It resulted in additions such as a crashed plane near the military base, which suggests the conflict that has supposedly taken place on the island.
Small features such as a wind system to make the fields feel more alive, or vehicle performance fluctuating based on terrain, were introduced to improve how it felt to play the level.
The Erangel remaster is available for players to try out on PUBG PC live servers.
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