PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds over the past year has pretty much become the most popular game out there. With its popularity and increasing user-base has come cheating, as we reported over 1 million accounts were banned just last month alone for cheating! In an effort to combat cheating it seems many of PUBG Corp’s resources shifted that way instead of working on updates and adding features to the game.
In a recent post on the Steam page for the game the developer stated:
“Early this year, development of some of the major features and systems was delayed as our focus shifted towards tightening our anti-cheat effort,” PUBG Corp. said. “Also, due to other reasons, we have not been able to show you the team’s development roadmap for 2018.”
Cheating in the game started getting worse towards the end of 2017 with it gaining a large international player-base through partnerships with mainland China. BattleEye who handles some of the anti-cheat work for PUBG Corp. said that if the rate of cheating / banning continues the number could be 4 million players total by the end of February. That is more than 13% of the games current player base on PC.
Hopefully PUBG Corp. can get the cheating issue under control and be able to focus updates and adding features to the game.