The team of PUBG, which is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds development declared that the ‘Fix PUBG’ campaign was complete. This was announced in a post on Friday, which noted several improvements which were made in terms of client and server performance, matchmaking, anti-cheat systems, bug fixes, and quality-of-life. By observing the ongoings in the past few months, the team has also decided to prioritize the build stability and quality over gameplay and new content during 2019.
The executive producer of PUBG, Taeseok Jang said– “Throughout our game’s journey, our main goal was to provide you with new content quickly, while supplementing Battle Royale gameplay. We acknowledge that during this process, we have overlooked issues that mattered the most to you and we have reflected a lot on our mistakes. Issues like this require not just considerable effort but extra care to ensure that bugs remain fixed and don’t impact anything else. Therefore, when designing the 2019 PUBG roadmap, we have decided to change and implemented this change in a direction from this last year. Build stability and quality are now our most important value, and upon that base, we will build new Battle Royale gameplay and new content. At first, this is likely to slow down our build cadence, but as these processes become more proficient, we hope to provide new content as fast as before, while maintaining our new stability and quality-first goal. While we cannot say how long this will take, we promise you that we will give our best efforts to reach this stage as quickly as possible. We know there are many things on which we need to improve upon, but we do have a sense of what accurately is for you, the players want and need. While this is the end of the FIX PUBG campaign, we will go forward in the development process, improve our processes, and redouble our efforts with the lessons learned.”
This doesn’t seem to go well with some parts of the PUBG community. In a thread on the game’s subreddit, few users pointed out at the long list of bugs which hadn’t been fixed and were questioning whether they ever would be fixed.