Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene has confirmed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will aim to run at 60 frames per second on Xbox One X.
Greene was unsure about the framerate of the game on the regular Xbox One, as he stated in an interview with gamesTM magazine published in issue 194. But since the game is still in early access on PC and Game Preview on Xbox, things could change.
“Definitely on Xbox One X, 60fps,” Greene said to gamesTM. “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 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.”
There’s a constant great debate over framerates in video games these days, as it has become something of a standard when talking about new game releases, especially on console. PCs are more usually able to handle the performance needed to run at higher rates, while consoles are a question mark, but the Xbox One X is hoping to bridge that gap.
“I have great faith that we’ll get there,” Greene said. “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.”
PUBG is currently slated to release on Xbox One on Dec. 12.
Update: Dec. 1, 9:30am CT
Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene has updated that PUBG will actually be 30fps across both Xbox One and Xbox One X consoles.