PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is testing out a slimmed-down version of the game that will still perform on PCs that don’t have hardware meeting the main game’s minimum or recommended specifications. PUBG Lite, as it is called, is being tested out in Thailand for now.

PUBG Corp. announced the beta test this week, saying PUBG Lite is for “players in areas where the core game’s required specifications are more difficult to achieve due to the hardware available.” So it may not come to this region. Currently running in Thailand; PUBG Lite has its own development team

PUBG Lite has a dedicated development team, and this version of the game will get exclusive content and quality of life features, PUBG Corp. wrote. For now, the game is offering solo, duo and squad battles in third-person mode, on Erangel, the game’s first map.

The specs:

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10, 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 2.4GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • HDD: 4GB
Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10, 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2.8GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • HDD: 4GB

Regular PUBG’s specs, per Steam, require double the RAM (8 GB minimum/16 GB recommended) An Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2 GB or AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB (minimum); GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or Radeon RX 580 4GB recommended, and 30 GB of hard drive space.

The move makes sense given Asia’s importance to PUBG’s overall player base. China is the game’s largest constituency, and it’s also very popular in India. Tencent, the Chinese mega-publisher, holds a 10 percent stake in Bluehole, PUBG’s global publishing company.

Source: Polygon