PUBG Xbox One Game Preview Trial Missing Due to Server Stability

PUBG Xbox One Game Preview Trial Missing Due to Server Stability

Microsoft confirms that the PUBG Xbox One Game Preview will receive a trial once player concurrency and server stability are optimized.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is finally available for purchase on Xbox One. The game isn't finished yet, but it has launched in the Xbox One Game Preview program, Microsoft's console version of Steam Early Access. The only issue is folks noted that while every other Game Preview title has a free one-hour trial, PUBG does not.

We reached out to Microsoft for confirmation on the missing trial and were told that it is forthcoming, just not yet.

"At the launch of PUBG on Xbox One in Xbox Game Preview, the one-hour trial period will not be available as we are prioritizing server stability for the game. However, we are looking to bring a one-hour trial period to the game once player concurrency and server stability are optimized; we'll share more in the future," a Microsoft spokesperson told USgamer in a statement.

Theoretically, this means Microsoft is attempting to avoid a situation where a player starts their one-hour trial and is unable to connect to PUBG servers. There's no timetable on server optimization and the opening of the one-hour trial period.

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