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2016-09-23

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Players,

First off, I would like to thank everyone who helped us test our first alpha build, and especially the testers that gave us feedback and suggestions about the game.

This alpha test saw 4,032 players take to the battlegrounds, playing a total of 181 games over the 24 hours of the test. Some of you played more than others, but our stand-out tester was @GummyBearGunner who played 45 games in total!

A number of our testers had issues with performance, especially RAM usage and this is something we are committed to improving for the next round of tests. We were not able to focus on enhancing performance and stability in time for this test but the engineering team is working round the clock to find ways to optimize our game for the next alpha test. However, please be aware that there is only so much they can do this early in the development cycle.

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2016-09-07

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Players, 

This week on the dev blog, we want to give you a look at the change-log and known issue list from the current build of the game. First though, a preview of gameplay from our current alpha build.

 

That is the build that will be streamed live on Twitch this weekend. Please, do remember that this is our first real alpha build of the game, and there will be a few more of these before we head to the closed beta stage of development towards the end of the year.

We also want to take this opportunity to address the concerns you all had with the character movement and animations seen in the footage above. We have a new lead animator joining the team next month who will rewrite the system from the ground up and add motion captured (mocap) movements for all animations. His previous work includes the character animations for Arma 3, so we feel that you all will be very happy with the character movements once he completes his work.

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2016-08-19

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Hello all!

I’m Chang han Kim, Executive Producer of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. First and foremost, I’d like to thank our testers for participating in the pre-alpha test. Thank you sincerely for being a part of our BATTLEGROUNDS community.

Presenting an early prototype of the game can be a huge burden on any development team. But we realized making our game with the ongoing help and support of Battle Royale fans is more valuable to us than anything else. We were then able to overcome some fears and gear ourselves up for pre-alpha. Although some portions of the game were not ready, we have been overwhelmed with your feedback and enthusiasm throughout the testing sessions. Your support is what makes our mission possible.

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2016-08-12

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Players,

Today, our lead weapon designer Minwoo Kwon takes you through the basic implementation of weapons in the game. We will be taking a more in-depth look at the weapon systems in future posts, but for now we wanted to share the basics of the system we are creating.

 

Hello, this is Minwoo from PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS game design team.

In this post, I will be covering some basic concepts of BATTLEGROUNDS weapons and combat system.

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First, let me start with the list of the weapons we have. Currently, we have total 17 different types of weapons: two pistols, one revolver, a classic pump-action shotgun, a double-barrel shotgun, a semi-automatic shotgun, four types of assault rifles, three SMGs, a LMG, and three sniper rifles.

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2016-08-05

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Greetings Everyone!

My name is Hyowon Yoo and I am the service manager for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. As some of you may already know, we conducted our very first external pre-alpha testing session last weekend.

It is very rare for developers to reveal the state of their games this early in development, and to be honest, we were a bit nervous ourselves, but we concluded that receiving feedback from our community as early as possible is much more important than our concerns about disclosing a build that was so early in production.

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2016-07-29

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Players,

Today on the dev blog we will be looking at the vehicle creation process. When we are deciding on vehicles to add to the game, we consider how they will affect game-play, but also if they will fit with the location of the island.

The vehicle creation process follows a similar process to characters, with reference images passed to our vehicle artists first. They will then create a basic model of the vehicle in question, and pass it onto the art director for approval. Once the model has been approved, the artist will then move to creating a high-poly version of the vehicle.

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2016-07-26

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Players,

We have now sent out invitations to the applicants that qualified for our first test group. If you didn’t receive an email inviting you to our test group, please don’t be too salty as you will be first in line for our next round of testing.

For those of you that made it, thank you for applying, and please read the email you received before accepting the invitation!

Thank you all for your continuing support,

PLAYERUNKNOWN

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2016-07-22

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Players,

Today, we would like to share our process of character development, from concept to finished in-game model.

First off, here is a short video with the two artists responsible for our character art, Taehyun our concept artist, and Cedric our lead character artist.

 

As with most art production processes, we start with various concepts based off the initial ideas I provided. Taehyun would come up with various basic concept compositions you can see below, which then gets reviewed by the team as to which of his concepts will be taken forward.

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2016-07-15

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Players,

Thank you all for your applications! We were positively overwhelmed by the response we have received thus far. We are currently busy sorting through the responses we have received and will be getting in contact with those that made it over the coming weeks. If you don’t hear from us in this time, don’t worry as our initial test group is quite small, but we will be increasing it’s size over the coming months.

Next up on the dev blog will be an in-depth look at our character creation process. From concept to in-game models we will be showing you what goes into creating a game character, along with an interview with the lead character artist, so stay tuned!

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2016-07-08

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Players,

While we are still at a very early stage of development, we still want to share a lot of what we are working on, and having a strong community of testers to help us in making a good game is important in our opinion.

By applying to become a tester, you agree to participate in play-tests, and provide feedback about bugs, and issues you find with the game. You will be playing the game in a very early stage of development, so you will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement which will be lifted at some time in the future.

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