PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) leaves Xbox Game Preview in September

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a battle royale game focused on scavenging weapons and using stealth or other tactics to be the last person alive. The title has see unprecedented popularity on Steam and other platforms like the Xbox One over the past several months.

Today at Gamescom 2018, Microsoft revealed that PUBG is leaving Xbox Game Preview on September 4, 2018. The title still needs a lot of work, so hopefully it'll be a stable experience when it launches next month for the system. A new map, modes, and custom games are also launching with the 1.0 update.

Many new features have been added to the game on PC, but the Xbox One version has always lagged behind. Luckily, some of the most requested changes like dynamic weather and limb penetration are coming to the console version today.

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4 Comments
  • Speaking as someone who was a huge Day of Defeat and Counterstrike fan, I finally broke down and tried out PUBG. Tremendously disappointing. The graphics are really bad and the performance is slow. I, of course, tweaked my controls (being a keyboard/mouse ONLY person) to my liking. I tried playing with visuals peaked for quality and then for performance. Neither helped my enjoyment. I tolerated the premise, which is basically just another deathmatch game. This game simply isn't good enough to overcome that it lacks what made Day of Defeat or Counterstrike fun games to play.
  • What a joke, performance is terrible...
  • it should head directly into gamepass
  • For me, it should be free2play.