PUBG's Creator Now Says All Xbox One Versions Run At 30 FPS
In a recent interview with GamesTM, Brendan Greene – aka the titular PlayerUnknown of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds – said the Xbox One X version of his battle-royale shooter was "definitely" running at 60 FPS on the Xbox One X console. This morning, he backed away from those words saying that "PUBG will run at 30 FPS across all Xbox One devices."
As you can see in the tweet embedded below, he cites the game's early development status as part of the reason why a higher frame rate isn't possible at this time. The game enters Microsoft's Game Preview program on December 12.
While I previously stated PUBG would run at higher FPS at XGP launch on 12/12, I want to clarify that PUBG will run at 30 FPS across all @Xbox One devices. We’re constantly refining the game & exploring options to increase FPS, but this early in dev, we’re unable to confirm more.
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) December 1, 2017
Like he said, it's possible the game could receive frame rate-enhancing tweaks during the Game Preview period, but expect 30 FPS for the foreseeable future – like how it ran during our last hands-on time with the game.
The Xbox One X is already a tricky sell, and not having a flagship game like PUBG take full advantage of the pricey hardware in terms of framerate is a letdown.