This new version of the game is a stripped-back experience, featuring only two maps - Erangel and Miramar - with options for Solo, Duos, and Squads modes.
This version will allow people with budget laptops to play the game, thus making it accessible to a wider audience.
The lite version of the game is now being tested in Thailand. The game's publisher recently opened up the beta testing for the new PUBG Lite version of the game. In an announcement today, PUBG Corp. revealed that it has started beta testing "Lite", but most players won't have access to it. In comparison, the original PUBG required an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB in order to run the game, while the recommended graphics card is listed as either a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB.
PUBG Lite is indeed a new product as well with the team referring to it as a "standalone product from the core PUBG game" which comes with its own team of developers as well as exclusive content and features. The website for the Lite version notes that even if the graphics don't look great, you will still have the excitement of playing, and no matter what the game looks like, it's fun. To this end, the PUBG Lite team has focused on balancing lower hardware requirements, without compromising on our quality standards. PUBG LITE will be free to download and play for players on PC.
The post ends with an assurance that even though PUBG Lite is built for low-end hardware, it is just as good as PUBG on Steam. At the time of writing PUBG Mobile Lite hasn't made it to India, but let's hope that PUBG Lite does make it to the country sooner. Once PUBG Lite is live, it will certainly find its way onto work and school PCs as a productivity killer. PUBG Corp does state it is looking to expand PUBG Lite into different territories, but this may only be for other Asian markets instead of a worldwide release.