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KRAFTON, Inc. to open pre-registration for the game on Apple’s App Store in Q3 2021

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 16, 2021 - KRAFTON, Inc. today announced that PUBG: NEW STATE surpassed more than 17 million pre-registrations on the Google Play Store. This major milestone comes shortly after the company hosted the game’s first successful closed Alpha Test, which ran from June 11-13 in the U.S. PUBG Studio, the developer behind PUBG: NEW STATE, will analyze all the data and valuable player feedback it received during the Alpha Test and will focus on improving key facets of the game ahead of its full release later this year.
As the daily pre-registration rate for PUBG: NEW STATE has increased following the Alpha Test, KRAFTON also announced it will open pre-registration for the game on Apple’s App Store in Q3 2021. Android users can still pre-register now on Google Play* to get an exclusive vehicle skin and the latest information on the game. Additionally, KRAFTON recently revealed that BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA** surpassed more than 20 million pre-registrations on Google Play within two weeks, further emphasizing the strong global appetite for premier battle royale experiences on mobile.
“We would like to extend our appreciation to our fans and players who have shown such huge interest by participating in the Alpha Test,” said Minkyu Park, Executive Producer of PUBG: NEW STATE. “Based on all the player feedback, we will do our best to make sure we complete development by the end of the year and set a milestone for the next-generation mobile games in the battle royale genre.”
Developed by PUBG Studio, pioneers of the battle royale genre and creators of PUBG, the game will launch as a free-to-play experience on Android and iOS. PUBG: NEW STATE recreates the original battle royale experience and evolves it to make the most realistic battle royale experience on mobile. In addition to featuring the most dynamic and realistic gunplay for mobile gaming, the game features state-of-the-art rendering technology that pushes the limits of mobile gaming.
Check out the first “Field Trip to Troi” developer video for an in-depth look at PUBG: NEW STATE’s first map.  For the latest information on PUBG: NEW STATE, please visit or follow us on social media at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
* Android pre-registration does not include China, India or Vietnam.
** BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA is only available in India.

About KRAFTON, Inc.

KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development teams responsible for various entertainment properties, including PUBG, PUBG: NEW STATE, ELYON, and TERA. The name, which is derived from the word craftsmanship, is an acknowledgement of the company’s never-ending pursuit of innovation and creating engaging experiences. KRAFTON currently consists of PUBG Studio, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, and RisingWings. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit