I hope they fix the fact that the game also cooks GPUs and heats your home for you rather well
True, and it cooks CPUs. I hope there's some optimization included - currently folks need hefty system specs to run it well. But I'm afraid Pubg will end up being one of those games that's going to tax your system. "But can it run (Crysis) Pubg?"
I wouldn't expect any big improvements, if any at all. Of course, the RIGHT thing to do would be to finish development of the game properly. But in reality, the game has sold over 10,000,000 copies, the vast majority of the sales it's ever going to get. Continuing development is just throwing money away. As a business decision, it makes perfect sense to say "Well, ten million people can't be wrong! It's finished! Thanks for the cash!"
It's a scumbaggy thing to do, to basically just take the money and run, but it wouldn't be the first time Early Access flash-in-the-pan devs demonstrated themselves as being capable of such a thing.
Unfortunately the devs have insulted and upset their primary customer-base by focusing more time and resources on the Xbox One version of the game and launching it on that platform sooner, instead of polishing and pushing the original version of the game out of early access on PC first. I get that it's a business and once they signed that exclusivity deal, they were more than likely pressured to get a product on the shelves by Christmas. PC players have been begging for optimization since day one, and we have gotten some decent patches coupled with shiny new skins and weapons to distract from the fact that the game still performs incredibly poor on most systems unless you are running a 1080ti and a 7th gen Intel or better.
The community is fading and I'm not sure it's a game that really needed a new platform. Not to mention that the originator of the game, Playerunknown, seems to be more of a spokesperson for the game at this point and no longer really in creative control. Which is worrisome. It is a really intense and fun game to play when it runs well and you aren't placed in a match with a hacker - but those times seem few and far between nowadays.
To be fair, Fortnite was a flop of a game that implemented a Battle Royale mode to ride the coat tails of PUBG and try to save a failed game. To their credit, it worked. But for those who want more of a sim-type battle royale game, PUBG is King until someone comes along to do it better.