When a game is ported that has been around for a while, we all like to jump on the wagon and bash how poor it is straight off the bat, but the truth is, it takes time to get it right and has PUBG done enough to make the PS4 launch more successful than the initial XBOX launch?
The launch of PUBG on PS4 was a highly-anticipated one, the community was always asking when the Battle Royale would appear on their consoles and we got exactly that in December 2018. The launch advertising made the hype even crazier and everyone was excited to get their hands on PUBG in the Sony universe. Sadly, this died out very quickly.
From the day I picked it up, I had issues, from connection issues to the servers (apparently this was a ping-based matchmaking issue) to having to restart my game mid-game because my character model just completely disappeared. The port wasn’t well received by anyone I know and reviewer alike. Comments started to fly around about how nothing was learned from the Port to XBOX and we, as Sony users, were getting the same regurgitated nonsense.
Well, less than 3 months later and I thought I’d jump back onto the famous Battle Royale with some friends and see what they have done with it. I was greeted with a fairly large update to the latest version, which gave me some hope. From the moment I first jumped back in, everything seemed to be smoother and an all-round better experience was had. I and few friends played for hours on end and I had no major stutters or issues that caused me any frustrations.
Overall, I actually had a great time playing this time around and I played day after day after that, the game was a sore disappointment in the beginning but at this point, I only see an upward trajectory from here. The battle royale genre is still in its infant stage and I think that with additions continuously coming through and updates being added often.