So far it seems plausible that PUBG will release before the end of 2017, but many of the goals set by others (i.e. Express.co.uk) like releasing before the XBOX ONE X which is releasing the 7th November might be a bit of a stretch.
At Gamescom 2017, PUBG was tested on XBOX One and was played by many. Initially, there were a few interesting control questions like handling the UI of the inventory and changing weapons, but all of these were brushed aside as not being a problem for the players who tried the game on the console.
Jumping was said to be much easier, and it would not pose the same juicy situation of being stuck in walls and similar obstacles to then be shot down from behind. All in all the game seemed really good on the console, I myself have a few troubles with PUBG on consoles.
XBOX One already features up to 30 FPS, but for PUBG this is not enough. Many players around the world also use 60 HZ screens, considering that major user-base of PUBG plays for fun and relaxes while playing I do not see a problem playing the game on consoles, but for E-Sports purposes I do not see it happening.
One Major Problem
Supposedly according to Express.co.uk’s writer Liam Martin, he published an article Sunday 10.15.2017 17.25. In the article, he mainly refers that the PUBG studio is currently addressing a huge problem before the release for the Xbox One console.
This so-called problem is a problem with cheaters.
“Over 322,000 cheaters have been banned from PUBG so far, more than twice as many as posted by @PLAYERUNKNOWN just a month ago,”
A tweet from BattlEye which is the anti-cheat software implemented in PUBG, states that there are more than 300.000 banned cheaters. The tweet refers to how many cheaters there have been banned since the release of the game.
Hypothetically I think to compare XBOX and PC cheaters, this should not be a problem for the game nor the BlueHole team. What I want to end with is that in the end of Liam Martin’s article, he writes this.
“This suggests that the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds release date is imminent.”~ Liam Martin, express.co.uk, PUBG news: Battlegrounds studio addresses BIG PROBLEM before Xbox One release date
I cannot say for sure or come up with a resolute answer to what he thinks will happen, but I also think that it is fair to say that whether PUBG releases after or before the new Xbox console, is irrelevant. Of course the earlier the better, I wish BlueHole and the PUBG team best of luck with this.