After a total of 14 patches released since PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (opens in new tab) (PUBG) launched into Steam Early Access back in March, the development team took to Steam to announce a change in the patch and update schedule to "improve how [they] work on the game, as well as set realistic expectations." This means we'll no longer see a steady release of updates on a set schedule that was originally promised to the community.
From the official announcement:
Quality is what the developer should be working on for PUBG. The game still suffers from bugs, be it stuttering at points to hit registration and glitches. (Don't get me started on the motorcycles.) Having the team take a step back and really look at what needs to take priority, especially given the game is moving towards eSports, can only be a good thing for players.
It was also reiterated that PUBG will continue to be worked on as before, and the estimated release date of Q4 2017 is still the end goal, but I wouldn't place bets on Bluehole making gold before the year is out. Still, to this day, PUBG is a super-fun survival game and is arguably one of (if not) the best Battle Royale titles out there.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
I hope they don't become more concerned with cosmetic items than fixing the actual game.
Oh, I'm with you there. Damn you, Daybreak. Damn you!
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