Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One X – PUBG becomes Xbox One console exclusive for 2017
Just announced at E3, PUBG will be a console exclusive to Xbox One by the end of 2017. This sounds really great and we hope that it doesn’t impact PC users experience though. Check out the E3 Intro and the 4K Trailer below.
*UPDATE: PUBG Xbox One version will be ported by a totally different team, so it should not negatively impact the PC version. pubg xbox one release date
LOS ANGELES—Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, the world’s biggest “battle royale”-themed shooting game on PCs, finally has a console release window pegged. Game creator Brendan Greene announced the news at Microsoft’s E3 conference on Sunday, and, unsurprisingly, he pegged it as an Xbox One console exclusive.
The game, which you’ve either never heard of or have watched non-stop on Twitch as of late (it’s one of the streaming site’s current top games), pits up to 99 players against each other in a giant-island battle to the death. Players can either try to survive the island solo, in a duo, or as a four-person squad. Like other recent “survival-shooter” games, PUBG drops players on a single, desolate world (in this case, a deserted island). Unlike others, a range of timers and shrinking zones forces players into a central circle over time, which makes its 15-20 minute battles always feel tense.
The game began life as a multiplayer mod for the hardcore PC military shooter Arma III. Its formal release as a standalone Steam game has jumpstarted its playerbase. Greene did not confirm whether any other features coming to the PC version, including new worlds to battle in, will reach the Xbox One versions. (The PC version is still considered “early access” within Steam.)
The game will see a formal release “later this year” on the Xbox line of consoles, and Greene confirmed that it will receive Xbox One X-specific enhancements, though he didn’t clarify exactly what those would be. As a nice hat-tip to series fans, the game’s console-launch trailer ended with one player getting whacked by the game’s (arguably) most powerful item, a frying pan.