PUBG Will Run At 30 FPS On All Xbox One Devices, PlayerUnknown Clarifies
PUBG's creator also says he's happy to partner with Microsoft because "Xbox is synonymous with gaming."
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[Update] Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene has clarified that PUBG will run at 30 FPS on all the Xbox devices, including the Xbox One X, when the game becomes available through Xbox's Game Preview Program.
While I previously stated PUBG would run at higher FPS at XGP launch on 12/12, I want to clarify that PUBG will run at 30 FPS across all @Xbox One devices. We’re constantly refining the game & exploring options to increase FPS, but this early in dev, we’re unable to confirm more.— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) December 1, 2017
[Original story] PUBG is finally coming to Xbox One in December. On Xbox One X, you can expect the Hunger Games-style shooter to run at 60 FPS, creator Brendan Greene said in a new interview. But on the standard Xbox One, which has less power, the frame rate could be halved.
"Definitely on Xbox One X, 60 FPS," Greene said in the latest issue of GamesTM, as reported by Wccftech. "On [the standard] Xbox One, we're not sure. We may have to limit it at 30 FPS, maybe, but the last time I saw it, it was running at about 30 to 40."
Greene, who is the Playerunknown from the game's title, added that developer Bluehole is "constantly improving" the game before launch, with an aim of hitting 60 FPS on both the standard Xbox One and the Xbox One X. One of the reasons why PUBG is launching on Xbox One through Game Preview program is to allow the developer the opportunity to improve the game in a test environment before its official launch. Overall, Greene said he has "great faith" that PUBG will hit 60 FPS on both.
At the same time, Greene acknowledged that frame rate "isn't that important" for a game like PUBG compared to a twitch-based shooter like Call of Duty.
Also in the interview, Greene spoke generally about bringing PUBG to console. He said he's happy to have partnered with Microsoft for the initial launch because "Xbox is synonymous with gaming." Greene said there is the opportunity to see "incredible numbers" on console. Indeed, the huge success of the PUBG-like Fortnite Battle Royale seems to suggest console gamers are thirsty for the Battle Royale experience.
Greene told GameSpot earlier this year that he wants the Xbox One X version of PUBG to use 4K assets, but he wasn't sure if this would be possible. That still seems to be the case, as Greene told the magazine that these 4K assets "don't exist yet," adding that "it's going to take us some time to get them, but we do have a plan."
Whatever the case, no matter which platform you're playing on, Greene said he wants to ensure that the experience is similar on all systems. "There shouldn't be an advantage to buying one console over another," Greene explained.
While PUBG's only current announced console platform is Xbox One, Microsoft has said the game is a "console launch exclusive" for Xbox. That seems to suggest a PlayStation 4 release may follow. PUBG launches on Xbox One on December 12.