Update: A tweet this morning from Brenden Greene himself, has now walked back the promise of 60fps on Xbox One X for PUBG. According to him, they are only promising 30fps across all Xbox One devices for the time being while the game is still in dev.
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
PlayerUnknown himself, Brenden Greene, confirmed some information about the upcoming Xbox version of the biggest hit of 2017, Battlegrounds. Speaking to GamesTM, he gave the following information.
Xbox is synonymous with gaming, you know what I mean? And there’s a huge player base out there that prefer to play on console, so bringing it to the Xbox One systems is just great.
It’s like I can finally say yup, I have a game on Xbox. So I think we could see incredible numbers on console, but again, I don’t want to jinx it. We’re more focused on getting a good game out. Like, as much as it sounds a bit shitty, we’re not focused on player numbers. Sure, from a server point of view we have to be, but that’s what our goal here is. It’s not to have millions of players, our goal is to put a good game onto both platforms.
He then spoke specifically to the performance on each of the Xbox One consoles.
Definitely on Xbox One X, 60FPS. On Xbox One, we’re not sure. We may have to limit it at 30FPS, maybe, but the last time I saw it, it was running at about 30 to 40. We’re still constantly improving it so, you know, the aim is to get to 60. That’s why we’re doing Xbox Game Preview, because I think the great thing about console is it’s a locked hardware system, so we can do really specific tweaks that tune it for those systems.
I have great faith that we’ll get there. The great thing about Battlegrounds is that it’s not…unlike the more high paced shooters, frame rate isn’t that important. Yes, it is important, but it’s not as important for us as it is in a twitch shooter. So we’re aiming for 60; not sure if we’ll get there, but that is our aim.
This is fantastic news not only for Xbox One X owners, but for all Xbox One owners. To know that the game will be >30fps even on the base platform is a plus. But if they can hit 60fps on the base Xbox One, that would be remarkable. The fact that they can already confirm 60fps on the Xbox One X is excellent news.