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Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:54 am
by Mafro
Might actually get around to getting my Xbox One fixed when this comes out if the port is any good. Depends when the PS4 version is out too, mind.

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:42 pm
by Monkey Man
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Five Things We Noticed From Our Hands-On With The Xbox One Version

During Gamescom 2017, we got some hands-on time with the Xbox One version of the smash hit Early Access battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, playing a full match for more than 30 minutes. The version of the game we played was on a PC but, according to a Microsoft representative, was "running" the Xbox One version of the game. We also played with the Xbox One Elite controller. With that in mind, here are a few details we noticed during that time.

PUBG Plays Well With A Controller Instead Of A Mouse & Keyboard
The Xbox One controller managed to make all the integral functions of PUBG (going prone, switching views, the item screen) surprisingly easy to handle. Changing your perspective between first-person and third are tied to your shoulder buttons, while action buttons like jumping/reloading are tied to the X/Y/B/A buttons. As someone who's balked at the idea of playing this game with anything other than a mouse and controller, I didn't find myself missing them during this match.

This Version Is Slightly Uglier Than The PC Version
While character models and buildings looked great up close, things get a bit dodgy when you're looking out across the horizon. The draw distance in this version of the game isn't great, fields and entire towns muddy from a distance as well as from the air when you're dropping in look like muddy blobs. It's not a substantial downgrade but the difference is noticeable if you've spent any time creeping around the Battlegrounds on a decent PC.

The Performance Is Strong
While you might be disheartened to hear this version isn't as pretty as the original PC one, the Xbox One version we played managed to get one of the most important aspects of PUBG correct: the technical performance. There were no hitches, crashes, or chopiness during our match. The FPS was consistently in the 30-40 range even when multiple players were onscreen and in close quarters combat.

Vehicle Handling Could Use Some Work
Driving a car on the Battleground is already a risk, as it makes you a target while you speed across roads and plains. However, commandeering them in this version of the game is even riskier, as the handling feels choppier and sluggish thanks to how it responds to the thumbsticks on the Xbox One controller.

It Feels Like A Proper Port (So Far)
While we've only played one match of the game, we walked away feeling pretty satisfied with this work-in-progress port. The jury is still out until the Xbox One version of the game has been released into the wild, of course. However, this port looks to retain everything that makes PUBG so enticing (the ambitious scope, the Battle Royale hook, the technical performance needed to make the game consistently compelling) at the cost of a minor visual downgrade.

http://www.gameinformer.com/games/playe ... ounds.aspx

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Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:55 pm
by Gemini73
I don't think X1 players need be too concerned with visuals as that's not the games appeal, however those fudged draw distances could prove a problem if they go ahead and make the game cross-platform. PC players will pick off console players with ease.

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:43 pm
by Photek
It's getting 4K upgrade at launch.

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:35 pm
by Octoroc
The FPS was consistently in the 30-40 range


Cap it! Cap it now!

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:39 pm
by Gemini73
Photek wrote:It's getting 4K upgrade at launch.


Happy days then.

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:50 pm
by Photek
Looking good!


Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:55 am
by Photek
Going by Ybarra's Eurogamer interview, PUBG is (thankfully) gonna end up on PS4 also. No idea how long the exclusive will be but MS are throwing a ton of money at it. Ybarra squirmed when he was asked if it was coming to 'other consoles' but in his defence, he is the Hardware lead guy and may not actually know the ins and outs. ID@Xbox guy said clearly at E3 its a timed exclusive, it's really weird how these companies talk about their competition.

I find it annoying that Destiny 2 and CoD WW2 are not being enhanced for X1X cos obviously Sony are restricting the devs, I won't be buying either so its doesnt effect me but it's still bad form. PUBG's console version is being paid for by MS, in some ways it might be bringing PS4's version forward more than if they didn't put any money into it.

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:00 am
by Photek
I expect to see a lot of Adverts for PUBG this christmas, is this the first time a Preview/Early Access game will have TV adverts?

It's already on Xbox.com's home page:
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Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:09 am
by Knoyleo
Photek wrote:I expect to see a lot of Adverts for PUBG this christmas, is this the first time a Preview/Early Access game will have TV adverts?

I'm sure the advert will make clear that people are buying an as yet unfinished product. :simper:

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:12 am
by NickSCFC
Photek wrote:I find it annoying that Destiny 2 and CoD WW2 are not being enhanced for X1X cos obviously Sony are restricting the devs, I won't be buying either so its doesnt effect me but it's still bad form. PUBG's console version is being paid for by MS, in some ways it might be bringing PS4's version forward more than if they didn't put any money into it.


Wait, what?

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:19 am
by jiggles
I'd prefer it if they would just say "coming first to our console", or "ours is the only console you'll be able to play it on this holiday season" instead of trying to force the word "exclusive" in there. It reeks of trying to mislead customers. There's no way Ybarra doesn't know the precise date the exclusivity deal ends, but it's easy to pass the buck because that doesn't necessarily mean Bluehole will want to or be ready to launch on PS4 the day it's up, so "dunno, lol, ask them".

Still, this is at least a step in the right direction from that RotTR gooseberry fool, where they messaged it in a way that was intentionally semantically ambiguous.

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:24 am
by jiggles
Anyway, all you console noobs have a lot of catching up to do so I'm putting together a bunch of quick instructional videos to cover the basics. First one covers driving.


Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:28 am
by Photek
Knoyleo wrote:
Photek wrote:I expect to see a lot of Adverts for PUBG this christmas, is this the first time a Preview/Early Access game will have TV adverts?

I'm sure the advert will make clear that people are buying an as yet unfinished product. :simper:

:lol:

It'll be in tiny writing at bottom of screen.

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:30 am
by Photek
jiggles wrote:I'd prefer it if they would just say "coming first to our console", or "ours is the only console you'll be able to play it on this holiday season" instead of trying to force the word "exclusive" in there. It reeks of trying to mislead customers. There's no way Ybarra doesn't know the precise date the exclusivity deal ends, but it's easy to pass the buck because that doesn't necessarily mean Bluehole will want to or be ready to launch on PS4 the day it's up, so "dunno, lol, ask them".

Still, this is at least a step in the right direction from that RotTR gooseberry fool, where they messaged it in a way that was intentionally semantically ambiguous.

Bluehole are being ambiguous too though, it's like 'Sony' or 'Playstation' are illegal words. :lol:

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:31 am
by jiggles
Photek wrote:
jiggles wrote:I'd prefer it if they would just say "coming first to our console", or "ours is the only console you'll be able to play it on this holiday season" instead of trying to force the word "exclusive" in there. It reeks of trying to mislead customers. There's no way Ybarra doesn't know the precise date the exclusivity deal ends, but it's easy to pass the buck because that doesn't necessarily mean Bluehole will want to or be ready to launch on PS4 the day it's up, so "dunno, lol, ask them".

Still, this is at least a step in the right direction from that RotTR gooseberry fool, where they messaged it in a way that was intentionally semantically ambiguous.

Bluehole are being ambiguous too though, it's like 'Sony' or 'Playstation' are illegal words. :lol:


Because that's certainly a literal clause of the deal.

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:33 am
by Photek
jiggles wrote:
Photek wrote:
jiggles wrote:I'd prefer it if they would just say "coming first to our console", or "ours is the only console you'll be able to play it on this holiday season" instead of trying to force the word "exclusive" in there. It reeks of trying to mislead customers. There's no way Ybarra doesn't know the precise date the exclusivity deal ends, but it's easy to pass the buck because that doesn't necessarily mean Bluehole will want to or be ready to launch on PS4 the day it's up, so "dunno, lol, ask them".

Still, this is at least a step in the right direction from that RotTR gooseberry fool, where they messaged it in a way that was intentionally semantically ambiguous.

Bluehole are being ambiguous too though, it's like 'Sony' or 'Playstation' are illegal words. :lol:


Because that's certainly a literal clause of the deal.

A stupid clause, they don't have to release date but this 'on other platforms' nonsense goes on, on both sides, its really weird.

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:40 am
by BID0
Might get this on Xbox :shifty: need some actual X games.

Although I imagine this (competitive shooter) is probably a heap of gooseberry fool on controller right?

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:45 am
by Photek
BID0 wrote:Might get this on Xbox :shifty: need some actual X games.

Although I imagine this (competitive shooter) is probably a heap of gooseberry fool on controller right?

Impressions are literally at top of this page, it plays fine apparently.

Re: Player Unknowns Battlegrounds - Steam/Xbox One Late 2017 Published by MS

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:47 am
by The Watching Artist
jiggles wrote:Anyway, all you console noobs have a lot of catching up to do so I'm putting together a bunch of quick instructional videos to cover the basics. First one covers driving.


:lol: