Australian players trying to join the fray in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One have to put up with significant lag due to a lack of local servers.
It's not good news for Aussies wanting to run amok in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One. A "Game Preview" (read: early access) edition of PUBG was released earlier this week on Xbox One and it's not the best performing title on the console.
Compounding the performance issues is the lack of local servers for Australians. Anyone trying to play the game is given the option of connecting to North American, European or Asian servers, none of which are close enough to give Aussies a lag-free experience.
We contacted Microsoft about their plans for local servers and a spokesperson had this to say:
"The PUBG Corp. team has selected the server structure that best meets the needs of each region and provides the most optimal wait times and gameplay experiences available in each market. In addition to the servers available immediately at launch and with the opening of the Asia server option, the team will continue investigating the need for new servers in different regions to better serve the growing PUBG community on Xbox around the world."
So there's hope. If there's enough demand Microsoft may add local servers for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds but don't hold your breath.