PUBG Goes Next-Gen But It Doesn’t Mean Much

Author: Jerry Martin


Filed Under: News

Published On: October 26, 2020

If you’re unaware, PUBG was just the subject of a major upgrade that allows you to push game performance up to 60 FPS on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. Now, PUBG Corp has announced that PUBG will be making the move to the Xbox Series X, Series S, and PS5, and will be available on launch day. It’s said the game will be taking advantage of next-gen hardware, but will it really?

According to PUBG Corp., PUBG will be available on launch day, so you’ll be able to download it to your new Series X\S or PS5 right away. As a reminder, that’s November 10th for the new Series X\S, and November 12 for the PS5. Those of you in the U.K. and Europe, will get your next-gen consoles on November 19 and PUBG will be waiting. The big news is that PUBG will have a bunch of enhancements, but so far, we know little.

The developers say that it’ll one at 60 FPS smoothly on the Series X and PS5, with both next-gen version of the game using the same One X and PS5 build we just told you about. Those with an Xbox Series S, however, will be stuck at 30 FPS, but developers say they are hoping to move that cap up in the future.

“After rigorous testing, we’re pleased to say that the game performance is extremely smooth and stable, with faster loading and little to no frame drops thanks to the power of next-gen. Game performance and stability is a priority for us and we want to thank everyone for their support.”

That’s good and all, but this is the same performance available on the One X and PS5 pro right now, so we’re curious to find out if there are other upgrades on the way, or if this is just an attempt to garner a little more attention. I guess we’ll find out soon enough, right?