There are a few different versions of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – the game that popularized the Battle Royale genre and inspired a legion of competitors – that you can play on everything from your understated phone to your exclusive gaming rig. At the end of April, however, the list will be a short listing: PUBG Lite, the free-to-play version of the ultimate life-and-death battle specified for machines at the lower end, goes dark on April 29. New downloads were closed on March 30.
In the note to the fans, Krafton, the game’s publisher, gave no reason for the impending closure. Here is what it said in its entirety:
Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to end the service after much deliberation, and the time has come for the journey to end. We regret that the service of PUBG LITE is scheduled to end on April 29, 2021 (UTC).
The news of the closure came after the publisher’s announcement in November last year that PUBG Lite went completely free to play after throwing the currency system in the game. The game was launched in beta in January 2019 in Thailand, and it moved to Europe in October of the same year. Good night, sweet prince. Good night, sweet, ultimate life and death battle.