PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the insanely popular survival shooter video game, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide while being in early access, is finally getting a full release, dubbed the 1.0 version, on Windows PC today, nearly eight months since it released in early access in March.
The 1.0 patch is expected to include vaulting and climbing, full 3D replays and the new Miramar desert map, all features that have been aggressively tested by millions of players while available on the test servers.
However, despite leaving early access, the game is far from releasing its final version, with PUBG Corp CEO, Chang Han Kim, saying that:
“When we first started this project and thought of the Early Access model, we never took it as a model where you start developing a game, you complete it, you ship it out and then be done with it,” Kim said through a translator. “As long as we have fans out there playing our game, it will never be complete.”
Kim also mentioned that the team’s focus is also to ensure a smooth Xbox One experience in order to accommodate cross-play between PC and Xbox One in the near future.
It’ll be interesting to see how the 1.0 version fares and what the Xbox One experience will be like in the coming weeks.