Following the cascade of controversies and problems over the past few months, PUBG executive producer Taeseok Jang has penned a Dev Letter more or less recognizing that the much publicized push to resolve the issues befalling the game, coined FIX PUBG, hasn’t lived up to expectations.
As things stand FIX PUBG is officially over and PUBG Corp are shifting their development focus for the 2019 PUBG roadmap. Instead of providing ‘new content quickly’, the developer will hone in on ‘build stability and quality’ as the ‘most important value’.
In the public letter, Taeseok wraps up the progress of the four pillars making up the FIX PUBG campaign, which were client and server performance, anti-cheat, matchmaking, and bug fixes/quality of life improvements. The verdict is far from flattering and paints the whole charade in a rather negative light though improvements have been made.
As Taeseok readily admits PUBG Corp has ‘overlooked issues’ that matter to players and the company has ‘reflected a lot on its mistakes’.
Moving forward, Taeseok says PUBG Corp will ‘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’.
The letter concludes with PUBG promising it is more in tune with what players ‘want and need’, and with an end to FIX PUBG, the developer is keen to reassess processes based on the lessons learned in order to improve the game once and for all.
The lengthy letter contains quite a bit of detail including the results of the FIX PUBG campaign so if you’re interested you can read the full missive right here.