FIX PUBG has, since its inception, been a bold albeit blunt approach to fixing a game that is considered fundamentally broken by the majority of its player base. If the scope of the project has shown us one thing thus far, it’s the amount that truly needed to be fixed in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The effectiveness of the project still remains to be fully seen, although today FIX PUBG took a huge step in the right direction: refunding the sum of each player’s original purchase.
“When we launched FIX PUBG, we knew we had a long road ahead of us,” says Brendan Greene, PlayerUnknown himself. “These things take time, and time is money. When we were looking at the whole scope of actually fixing the game, we realized that it would actually be cheaper to just refund 32 million copies of PUBG than to improve client performance, server optimization, and to have bullets go out of the right side of the gun.”
The landing page of FIX PUBG has since been replaced with a list of features that PUBG already has, simply stating, “Hey, it’s free.” These features include “WASD movement,” and “graphics.”
Members of the r/PUBG Reddit have had a mixed reception to the FIX PUBG update. “Yeah, if they can figure out some way to refund me for my 345 hours played, then I’ll be interested,” says one user, BIGG_S. Another user, Sipstars, simply says, “You can buy a lot of Fortnite with 30 dollars. Know why? Because Fortnite is fucking free.”
When asked if future purchases of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds would be free, Brendan Greene replied, “Fuck no, are you serious?”
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