On December 20, update version 1.0 will launch for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, bringing with it several fan-desired updates such as the 3D replay and killcam. It is even possible this update will fix some of the technical issues with the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds; however, this remains unknown.
The game’s 3D replay and killcam feature comes as a result of a partnership between Minkonet, a gaming technology company, and Bluehole. Furthermore, the patch will also allow players to detect when another player is using “Speed Hack, Aimbot, or the Extrasensory Perception (ESP) hacking.” It is not mentioned how this cheating detection will work exactly, but many players may benefit from it, while only cheaters suffer for it.
For many players, this update may be a must. This expectation is acknowledged by Minkonet CEO Peter Kim who promises that the new features will bring “countless hours of ‘wow-factor’ moments and shareable content” to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds dedicated streamers. These streamers will benefit from the 3D replay system which provides “seamless playback video of the primary player’s gameplay” as well as roaming the battlefield and following other players.
One streamer that won’t benefit from the update, at least right away, is DrDisRespect. Although he just won the Trending Gamer Award at The Game Awards on December 7, DrDisRespect has decided to take a hiatus from streaming in order to work on himself. Hopefully everything goes well for DrDisRespect and he returns soon, but most players may ultimately respect his decision.
Since PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has come to Xbox One, despite the technical issues, it has proven to be a popular game, reaching 1 million players in just 48 hours. The continued support, regardless of whether it fixes these technical issues or not, may be an important factor in the lifetime of this game. With the addition of the 3D replay, killcam, and cheater detection, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is certainly shaping up to deliver quality for its players, though it remains to be seen when these features will come to Xbox.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now in early access for PC and Xbox One. Its full release on PC will come on December 20.