Update: Krafton has subsequently confirmed that PUBG: New State has now surpassed 20 million pre-registrations.
All pre-registrations have been made on Android, with players only able to sign up via Google Play at this moment in time. This will change in August, however, when pre-registration opens on the App Store.
PUBG: New State is scheduled to launch by the end of 2021, though no official release date has been given yet.
Original Story: South Korean developer Krafton has announced that PUBG: New State has broken the 17 million mark for pre-registrations on the Google Play Store.
This is up from 10 million pre-registrations announced in April. The news follows the game's successful closed Alpha Test in the US, which ran from 11th to 13th June.
Data and user feedback from that test will be crunched to further improve the game prior to its planned full release later in 2021.
Android users can still pre-register for the game and will receive an exclusive vehicle skin when it launches. Pre-registration via the Apple App Store will open during Q3.
More generally, Krafton is keeping busy in terms of mobile games, with its Battlegrounds Mobile India surpassing 20 million pre-registrations on Google Play within two weeks.
Developed by PUBG Studio, PUBG: New State is a brand new version of the battle royale game designed specifically for mobile with a particular focus on improved graphics.
Krafton is currently preparing for a $5 billion IPO, which would be South Korea's biggest ever.
PUBG Mobile was one of only five games to generate over one billion in 2020.
Additional reporting by Matthew Forde