PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds first arrived on Steam Early Access, and has been doing very well for itself. Aside from the 20 million players+ who have bought it, the game has set numerous Steam records, including the most concurrent players in its history, beating long-time record holder DOTA2. But then, Microsoft decided they wanted to get in on the action, and thus made sure that title would be brought onto the Xbox One, and with its release just a few days ago comes news that it’s already a hit.
Now, like the Steam version, this is an “early access” build of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds via the Xbox Game Preview program, but the numbers don’t lie, the game already has 1 million purchases. Which is pretty good for an early access game in two days. And though reports vary as to whether the Xbox One version of the game is good or not (it honestly does vary from person to person), these sales are promising.
Plus, if you didn’t see our last post, Microsoft is now offering a special deal for the Xbox One X that will bundle PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds if you buy the console before the end of the year. Now, despite rumors and comments from the dev team to the contrary, the Xbox One X version of the game will NOT be running at 60FPS, it’ll be running at 30FPS. Though, since this is the early access version that could change once the full game is released.
That truly must be what’s on the minds of PUBG Corp right now, for they’ve said for months that they’ve wanted to try and release the full game before the end of the year. But we’re now halfway through December, and no word of a release date has come. There’s only a small chance they’ll be done in time, which will likely hold back some players from getting the game on the Xbox.