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Is PUBG Getting An Overhaul For Next-gen Consoles?

It’s the question everyone’s asking…And let’s be honest, if true, it’s about time… 

PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds may not have an exciting storyline like Fortnite or be as consistent with content like Apex legends, but it is the OG of battle royales. It certainly has a cult following who just can’t get enough of going all out on Miramar, Erangel, Sanhook, Vikendi, and Karakin.

We’ve heard the grapevine that developers are working tirelessly to provide backward compatibility for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S as players continually ask for their own dedicated world to skydive into. With the updated specs of the next-gen consoles, it’s the perfect opportunity for PUBG to leap ahead of the competition.

Rightly so, players are suggesting PUBG utilise the full potential of their new consoles, which they’ve forked out a pretty penny for. To our knowledge, the Xbox Series S runs the same version of PUBG as the Xbox One S, which isn’t ideal for a couple of reasons. Firstly, any big enhancements of this version will mean the Xbox One S won’t be able to run it and secondly, fans have departed with their hard-earned cash to play a game they could’ve played on the old gen Xbox. I know we’d be a little miffed off in this situation.

What have they said?

In a blog post, Joon H. Choi has promised some vast improvements and shared how the latest discovery will allow them to improve older versions of the game.

He states, “Everytime we add enhancements that are unique to Xbox Series X/S and PS5 consoles, each one becomes a risk that our teams have to be mindful of. If an update brings a stability issue and if there are too many variables between last-generation and new current-generation settings, the dev team will have many more potential causes to consider”.

They have also stated there have been meetings about giving players more control when it comes to some settings, resolution, V-Sync and frame cap limits. As growing amounts of fans boot up their next-gen consoles, there are increased calls regarding the above. PUBG is aiming to deliver on this in the first quarter of 2021. We already know of the 9.2 update, which will bring driver shooting and dirt bikes and is the biggest update we’ve seen in a long time.

Will this be a problem for other games?

As a lot of battle royale games treat updates as a new version of the game over bringing out an entirely new game, they all suffer from a similar problem of being next-gen ready. We’d assume its something they have been working on for a while but we’re sure there will be a fair few bugs that will need patching. All in all, we’re super excited to see what the new generation of gaming consoles will bring to the table in the future and potentially the advancement of VR! One thing is for certain, we will be covering it as soon as we know about it. So, be sure to follow us on social media! All links can be found at the top and bottom of the page.

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