Rare’s Sea of Thieves water tech will not be used in PUBG according to Brendan ‘PLAYERUNKNOWN’ Greene.
Back in September we reported on how Rare’s Sea of Thieves water tech will be implemented in PUBG at some point in the future. “We can get that water tech, essentially for free, and we can share stuff with them”, Greene told GamesIndustry. “That’s just invaluable, because their water is great. Having that would really finish off our world nicely.
As it turns out, this won’t be the case as Greene told GameReactor that he hasn’t been precise on this matter as it will be too hard to implement Rare’s tech in the game without having to make significant changes to the game’s core code.
"No, we're not. I need to clarify this right now. I might not have been as precise as I should have been in the interview. A lot of people have misunderstood what I said. Yes, Rare offered us to use their water tech, but we quickly realised that it wouldn't be possible to use in PUBG without having to do significant changes to the game's core code. Changes that would have taken a very long time to do, or maybe even be impossible. By all means, it's been incredibly fun to share knowledge and experiences with other developers, but there are just a few technologies we can't use in our game. Sea of Thieves' water tech is one of these."
So don’t expect Sea of Thieves’ beautiful water in PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND when it releases on Xbox One and PC this December.
PUBG was released for PC in early-access back in March of this year. During Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference this year, it was announced that the game would also release on Xbox One (with Xbox One X enhancements) later this year.