In a Q&A session at the G-Star Global Game Exhibition in Korea, PUBG Corp CEO Changhan Kim addressed the idea that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds would ever offer pay-to-win items in its loot crates. The session was translated from the original Korean by the developer.
"As you may already know, we will never add anything that affects the gameplay," said Kim. "However, there is a relatively strong demand for cosmetic items. Since the official launch is our top priority, we plan on adding new items after that."
PUBG has long offered costumes, including those inspired by the Battle Royale film, in the game's crates. Kim also talked about other improvements coming to PUBG, including the long-awaited Desert Map.
"As you might have seen in the screenshots released last week, the Desert Map will look completely new and different to Erangel. You will be able to enjoy new battles with the larger and more three-dimensional map design. We are working on new weapons, clothing items and vehicles, and there will be a surprise announcement about them before their releases," he said.
PUBG will be launching on Xbox One on December 12, 2017. We expect that the PC version will also launch into version 1.0 around that time.