PUBG: Battlegrounds Goes Free-to-Play Next Month

A post on the PlayStation.Blog announces PUBG: Battlegrounds will go free-to-play on January 12th. This confirms some speculation that such an announcement was in the works. The official website is now accepting signups to link up your KRAFTON ID to earn rewards. This game has been out for years, and there are a lot of players who paid cash money to play. You are not being forgotten, as there are details on a special reward pack for those who own the retail edition. This includes seven cosmetic items and access to the premium Battlegrounds Plus, but it will only be available for about a month. Here's more on the changes coming to this first-person shooter that sparked the battle royale trend:
Battlegrounds free-to-play now gives us the opportunity to expand our community even more and bring all the thrills of PUBG and battle royale to everyone, while providing new friends, and let’s be honest, more targets for our existing player base. In many ways, going free-to-play was our natural next step. Since launch, it’s always been our intention to bring the Battlegrounds to as large of an audience as possible. It’s part of the reason we decided to launch in early access, it’s why we grew into consoles and other platforms, and it’s why we’ve expanded the PUBG franchise into other ventures like esports and entertainment. With free-to-play, we can finally fulfill an important and long standing goal of ours.