And yet it is also hugely popular, and many game reviewers have hailed it as the best game of 2017. That's impressive numbers for any game, let alone one that is still in the preview program. PUBG Corp says that they have fixed many crashing issues on the Xbox One.
It's unclear how many units PUBG has sold, but it's clearly a big hit with Xbox One owners. It was one of very few high-profile exclusives released for Microsoft's console in 2017, despite the launch of Xbox One X in November. It exists only within Microsoft's Game Preview service, which is basically the Xbox's version of Early Access.
When it was revealed that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds would make its console debut on Xbox One, it was easy enough to predict incredible sales numbers.
Still, it seems that despite the performance issues, many Xbox gamers are happy to pick up the game and see what all of the fuss is about. "We want to push out as many updates as we can, but it's very hard to do frequent updates when it comes to the console platform, so on this we're now consulting with the Xbox team on how to make this happen more quickly".
Player-Focused Metagame Tools: Leaderboards and statistics plus replays and spectator mode tools are coming after Early Access launch.
According to Greenberg, PUBG developer Bluehole continues to work on new updates for Xbox One.
So there's basically good news and bad news when it comes to getting PUBG on PS4.
PUBG is a reimagining of the first-person shooter as an e-sport competition, a virtual version of the Hunger Games where competitors parachute onto an island, and then find weapons and other items and hunt each other down. The way the game plays, you'd need an average of eighty years to get one of those items, if you're really unlucky.