The first person servers are coming faster than we initially anticipated. According to a Tweet from PLAYERUNKNOWN first person servers will be available in the next monthly update.
In the most recent upcoming patch, Blue hole implemented a FOV slider that would assist players who enjoyed playing in the first person. With the announcement of the FOV slider Brendan PLAYER UNKNOWN Greene stated in the game’s official discord
“Dedicated first-person servers will take some time as it requires a lot of work from all teams, it’s not as easy as just flipping a switch. Out game, platform, engineering, and gameplay teams all need to do work to make it happen, and they are all quite busy with optimization work at the moment!”
That switch was flipped pretty quickly. According to a tweet from Brendan Greene himself.
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@BattleRoyaleMod) July 13, 2017
Keep in mind, you will not be forced to play in first person from now on. This will just be an option for players who prefer the first person experience in the game. There is also word that a new map is on its way. The terrain will be more desert oriented from the teaser pictures that were made available. Fans noticed the back of a bike sticking out by a building which generated a lot of speculation that the next vehicle in the game would be a bicycle.
With the release of PUBG on Xbox One. The question of cross platforming comes into mind. Executive producer Chang Han Kim recently held an interview with VG24/7 that it was something down the road that they would like to take a look at.