After weeks of waiting, PUBG PS4 players will be able to play FPP on December 27. Firstly though, there is a vote to see which mode gets FPP first.
PUBG PS4 FPP Vote
Whilst it has been confirmed that FPP will be coming to PS4 on December 27 (at least that's the plan), it will be only for one mode.
Consequently, there is a vote to determine which of solos, duos and squads will be the first to get the FPP mode. There are separate votes for NA and EU servers. Currently, solos are leading both polls.
Some Reddit users are arguing that squads should be the first to get FPP because this would allow solos and duos to participate via the one and two man squad feature.
The introduction of just one FPP mode has disappointed the PUBG PS4 player base. The reasoning behind the slow rollout though, is to ensure fast matchmaking and queue times. You can cast your vote with the links below:
The PS4 port of PUBG has only been available since December 7. This was nearly a year after PUBG came to Xbox in the form of a "Game Preview Edition".
To the annoyance of PS4 players, PUBG launched with only the TPP mode across solos, duos and squads. The Xbox version suffered the same issue whereby the FPP wasn't available until weeks after launch.
PS4 players can't complain too much though. The PS4 launch has been remarkably stable in comparison to Xbox. The PUBG game preview edition was plagued with performance and glitch issues. Therefore, at the time, not having FPP was a minor problem.
With that said, the PUBG PS4 is running at a (mostly) solid 30 FPS. And of course this has now been complimented by the addition of the much wanted FPP mode.
FPP Mode vs TPP Mode
The main difference between first person perspective and third person perspective is clear in the name. However, there are more intricate differences. It is these variances that have resulted in a large part of the PUBG community playing only FPP.
The passion for FPP was evidenced by the hundreds of posts, comments and tweets pleading for the mode. The PUBG PS4 forum on Reddit was spammed with the demand for FPP to be opened. In the amongst that was players, who were presumably annoyed at having to play TPP, venting their frustrations about being killed due to TPP.
This is where the primary difference between the two modes come into play. FPP players argue that playing in first person emphasises shooting skill. In third person mode you can peak around corners without having to show yourself.
This gives you a sometimes insurmountable advantage meaning you can jump out at the opportune time to kill the enemy. Moreover, it is argued that FPP mode discourages camping.
The debate between FPP and TPP will go on for a long time to come. At least now both modes are available on PC, Xbox and finally PS4.