PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Quick Review
A massive online multiplayer game by Bluehole
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is a massive online multiplayer battle developed and published by Bluehole for Windows. But with the recently concluded E3, Bluehole announces that it will also be released on the Xbox One. With over 4 million sold copies in just 3 months, this game is really something and promising. The game’s mechanic is pretty simple. Live, Loot and Survive.
The game starts on a wrecked runway while waiting for other players to load. Eventually, you will all be together in a cargo plane flying across the map together with 99 other players on an uncharted island with 8x8km size. You have the option to drop anywhere you want on the map.
As soon as you’ve reached the ground, it’s all or nothing. You can form a squad up to 4 players, tag along with your buddy for some duo run or you can just run solo and shout YOLO while firing those guns you’ve looted from every house you find. In the end, only 1 player or team shall remain and declared as ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is still in early access stage so you might encounter some bugs, glitches and random crash to desktop problem. In this play through, we use a GTX 1080 and i7 7700K. The screenshot below shows that GPU usage is at 100% while the CPU usage is only 25%. Making the game in an unoptimized state. Hopefully, with the continuous patching of this game, it will be more system friendly game.
If you’re running on an ultrawide monitor, the game runs sweet on a native 21:9 aspect ratio. No black bars to worry for distraction and you got that distinct advantage of seeing more of the terrain, enemies across the map or just wandering around and explore the map.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND’S is highly addictive and quite frustrating at times as it also features a permadeath where you in you only live once in a game. Once someone finishes you off, you can only try again by joining another server found in the lobby.
Updates were continuously rolling out to further enhance the game due to being still in an early access stage. So you can expect more from it as the game progresses. With an average of 180,000 Steam users playing this game every day, you’ll certainly won’t ran out of players to play with.
It is available on Steam for P 759.95. Although PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND’S is still in its early access form, we can only expect a lot of improvement until the game is set for its final release.