The launch of the upcoming next-gen consoles is almost upon us, and it seems that there’s some great news for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players. In a recent announcement, PUBG will receive a new update that will allow the game to run at 60 frames-per-second on the upcoming consoles as well as on a few current-gen ones.
Looking at the previous updates for PUBG, these ones featured new game modes or even included a few new bots. However, this update in question will focus more on the game’s visual performance.
Thanks to PUBG Corporation’s console team, we now have more details regarding PUBG’s console update, along with information regarding the developer’s plans for other platforms.
In the announcement, the game’s console team revealed that PUBG will be available to play on the new Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5 upon its release next month all thanks to backward compatibility.
If that isn’t rad enough, the battle royale will also be capable of running at 60 FPS on these next-gen consoles via the Framerate Priority option. For those who don’t plan on getting either one of the Xbox Series X or the PlayStation 5, this option will also be available on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.
That being said, this new option will go live on the aforementioned current-gen consoles with the 9.1 update, which is set to launch on October 29. The update will also be made available to the next-generation consoles as soon as they get released.
On another note, the Xbox Series X version of PUBG will support the same game builds from the Xbox One X and Xbox One S. Rather unfortunately though, the Xbox Series X will be the only one to support 60 FPS through the new Framerate Priority option.
Just like the Xbox One S, the Xbox Series S version will only be able to run up to 30 FPS. On the other hand, the PlayStation 5 will be making use of the PlayStation 4 Pro’s game build.
On a much brighter note, PUBG Corporation mentioned that the online multiplayer will be able to utilize cross-platform play, cross-progression, as well as cross-generation multiplayer on various platforms that can play PUBG.
In other words, those who play PUBG on a console will be able to transfer their files conveniently and free of charge without having to worry about losing their progress and their acquired cosmetics.
In addition to that, players will be able to team up with one another even when they’re using different platforms and console generations. Although, PUBG Corporation’s console team didn’t mention if the same cross-play support is applicable to PC players.
After what the team described as “rigorous testing,” the developer is proud and optimistic to say that PUBG will be able to run at 60 FPS on the upcoming consoles. Not only that, but the game will have reduced frame rate drops as well as the ability to smoothly run the game with faster load times.
That being said, fans will be able to experience the upgraded frames-per-second mode first-hand once the update goes live this October 29.