Hugely popular multiplayer title PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has proved its success could not be contained to PC, after hitting an impressive sales milestone on Xbox One. The title was a smash in its early access form on PC, breaking plenty of records on its path to sales victory and becoming one of the go-to games for Let’s Players and streamers. When the game’s arrival on Xbox One was announced, console gamers were excited to get in on the action.
The game’s Xbox One launch, however, didn’t go without its hiccups. It’s fair to say that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has some major problems on Xbox One, with technical issues and its frame rate causing to be major bugbears for players in particular. Although developer PUBG Corporation has been working to improve matters, there are still improvements to be made.
In spite of these issues, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has still managed to inspire Xbox One owners to get in on the action and seek out that chicken dinner for themselves. Microsoft has confirmed that the game has now hit the landmark of 3 million players on Xbox One, which is a grand feat given that the game only released on the Xbox Game Preview service in mid-December.
The Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is going to continue seeing improvements, too. According to Microsoft, first-person support for the game is going to drop soon, with some further optimization improvements also planned. Meanwhile, the game will get the Miramar map in future as well, so players certainly have lots to look forward to.
Although PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds does have its problems on Xbox One, it’s easy to see why the game has been so successful. Quite simply, it’s tremendous amounts of fun. The game’s Battle Royale-esque hook and extremely engaging gameplay are reason enough for many players to persevere with the title, just as the game’s early players did on PC. After all, there’s a reason why the title has picked up award nominations.
That said, there’s likely to be a limit for how long the game can remain in a buggy state. At the moment there’s more than enough for players to keep involved in, but if the game starts to feel stale then those technical issues will grow more and more obvious. That said, should PUBG Corporation keep up a steady stream of improvements, then there’s no telling how successful the game will turn out to be.
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