PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a beast of a game. Whether you’re one of the many who log in nightly or not, there’s no question that this is the game to play right now on PC. Even before it officially released on PC in December, it had sold tens of millions of copies in Steam Early Access. Right as it was going live on PC, though, it released into Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview program. Once again PUBG is in early access, and one again it’s selling like we’re told hotcakes used to sell.
In just a month, PUBG has grown to over 3 million players on Xbox One. That’s just a 10th of the 30 million players on PC, but it’s a pretty good haul for a month.
The game is glitchy on Xbox One just like it was on PC at this stage in its life, with framerate drops occurring when near other players and a pretty wide gap in playability between Xbox One and Xbox One X. The PUBG Corp. team has already released a huge performance-enhancing patch, and first-person play has been added to the game.
PUBG asks a lot of PCs due to a combination of poor optimization and the demands of tracking tens of players’ positions and movements all at the same time, so it’s tough to tell whether or not the game will run as well as it does on PC and whether that will slow down its growth with the Xbox audience, but right now, things seem to be moving apace.
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