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The real reason PUBG console plays second fiddle to PUBG PC

Published: 24/Apr/2019 12:37 Updated: 24/Apr/2019 13:15

by Paul Cot

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PUBG console players have long felt hard done by. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on the Xbox One and PS4 is far inferior to its PC counterpart. Now, we might have a reason why.

PUBG console performs badly

When PUBG was announced for the Xbox One, the hype was justifiably massive. Those who had experienced the game on PC knew that the prospect of the same game on console was an exciting prospect.

However, Xbox players didn’t get the same game. Instead, they got a game which performed notably worse than that of the PC.

The graphics and performance were so inferior that the PUBG experience was far different. This was irrespective of the constant game crashes, bugs and menu issues. We’re now nearly 18 months since PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds first released on Xbox and unfortunately, while it does perform better than it did, it’s still some way off the PC version.

Console players have remained optimistic that the game may eventually run as well as the PC, but a recent revenue report may highlight why little progress has been made.

Microsoft/PUBGPUBG released on Xbox One in “early access version” on December 12 2017

Money is king

PUBG Corp earned $920 million in revenue in 2018. Of this $920 million, $790 million of it came from the PC version. That means nearly 86% of the revenue PUBG Corp receive is from the PC.

Consequently, it makes sense that the console ports are inferior and could be an indication as to why little is being done to improve them.

Some eagle-eyed observers will query why the figures for PUBG Mobile are so low. According to Daniel Ahmad, this is because PUBG Mobile is developed and published by Tencent.

It is also interesting to note that Asia accounts for 53% of their revenue. While PUBG remains a popular battle royale game all over the world, it seems to have developed a cult following in Asia where it is even more popular.

PC master race

Most of the Xbox and PS4 PUBG copies will have already been sold which only lessens the incentive to invest more money into it. Of course, there are in-game purchases, but the revenue stood to be made probably doesn’t warrant additional investment.

It has been made clear that PUBG on console is a port of the PC version, resulting in dampened performance. Even on the PC, analysts have stated that the coding behind the game is poor. Porting already “bad” code to console means the game is unlikely to run well on it.

These revenue figures make it abundantly clear that PUBG Corp’s priority is PC and sheds like on why that might be the case for the foreseeable future. Unless the rumored PUBG PS5 release significantly increases performance, then console players will have to live with the knowledge they will always be behind PC.

Entertainment

Tommyinnit reveals he used to stream snipe Shroud before he was famous

Published: 20/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 11:27

by Calum Patterson

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Tommyinnit might be the most popular streamer on Twitch right now, averaging over 200,000 concurrent viewers for his sporadic Minecraft streams, but it turns out he used to be a massive shroud fanboy. In fact, he was one of shroud’s infamous stream snipers.

Stream sniping is the practice of using a streamer’s broadcast to gain information about the game they are playing – either to get an unfair advantage, or simply to join their game and troll them.

During the height of PUBG’s popularity in 2017, shroud was the biggest streamer on Twitch, and had an army of loyal stream snipers who would try endlessly to get into his matches.

Shroud’s stream snipers weren’t like others though – instead of trying to kill him, they would sing him songs, give him weapons and armor, or try to save his life when under attack.

Tommyinnit stream sniping shroud
Twitch: Shroud
Tommyinnit would get into shroud’s game’s to troll.

Tommyinnit admits shroud stream sniping

Although it’s against the rules of most games and of Twitch itself, Tommyinnit has admitted that when he was 14, back in 2017, he loved both PUBG and shroud, and would spend hours up late trying to get into his games.

And he was successful too – often matching up with him, and trying to save his life from actual enemies attacking him. Shroud eventually became familiar with Tommy’s name, and would say hello to him. In a video on his second channel, Tommyoutit, came clean about all of his stream sniping antics.

In one session, shroud even talked to Tommy about playing Minecraft, the game that he’s so well-known for now.

But, it turns out that Tommyinnit made this video because it wasn’t just years ago in PUBG that he was stream sniping shroud. When he recently saw shroud on a Minecraft server with proximity chat, he had to try it again for old times sake.

Unfortunately, shroud didn’t seem to be enjoying himself at all this time around, and soon after left the server – though not before killing Tommyinnit’s character, twice.

Although stream sniping is technically against the rules on Twitch, we’re sure the platform will let this one slide, as it was all in good fun. The real question is whether shroud has made the connection that one of his old stream snipers is now one of the biggest names on Twitch alongside him.