Microsoft Publishing Xbox One Version of PUBG, Exclusivity Unknown

Microsoft Publishing Xbox One Version of PUBG, Exclusivity Unknown

At their Gamescom media briefing, Microsoft announced a partnership with developer Bluehole to bring PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to Xbox One. The company will publish the game on their system, bringing it to Game Preview later in the year.

The game – which is currently in early access on PC – was revealed as a “console launch exclusive” for the Xbox One back at E3. That wording led many to believe that the game would also be arriving for other systems.

PUBG’s community manager was asked on Twitter if this news meant the game was 100-percent an Xbox exclusive. Their response below:

"At this time, the Bluehole dev team is focused on bringing PUBG to Xbox One and its continued development on PC,” said the developer, in a statement later issued to GameSpot. “As for future plans on other platforms, there's nothing to announce at this time.”

Microsoft has done similar deals in the past. In 2015, they published Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One and Xbox 360. A year later, the game then appeared on PlayStation 4.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched on Steam Early Access in March. Since then, the game has sold over eight million copies.



 

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Comments Comments (9)

 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 2:01 PM
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I get being cagey, you don't want to undermine the deal with MS if its literally funding the porting of the game, but man it's a pain in the ass trying to read between the lines, or under the twink sometimes.

Either way I'm excited as pants to dabble with this when it comes to XBOne.
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 4:30 PM
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Shame Microsoft has had to resort to just pretending to have exclusives.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 4:49 PM
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It will be a timed exclusive bluehole or a***oles, are greedy f**ks. they have already broken a promise to not put micro transactions in the game. even if they did sell 8 million copies, soon to be 10 just on the pc.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 4:53 PM
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21 August 2017, 04:30 PM Reply to Syn-Ryn
Shame Microsoft has had to resort to just pretending to have exclusives.
They also resort to saying the xbox is the "dawn of 4k gaming" let's just ignore than pc gaming has been doing it for 10 years.

They have no exclusives so they have to trick people into thinking 4k 30 fps on low/medium (sometimes upscaled) matters.
and their # is #FeelTruePower

they should just remove membership fees and people would have a reason to buy an xbox. ahh the good ol days when xbox was decent.
 
 
 
Posted by mchumdinghy
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 8:49 PM
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I really think MS need to get away from all of this smoke and mirrors when it comes to exclusives. Being vague just gestures ill will towards the gamer. Being open and honest goes a long way for developing your brand and by goodness Xbox needs some positivity right now
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 9:32 PM
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21 August 2017, 08:49 PM Reply to mchumdinghy
I really think MS need to get away from all of this smoke and mirrors when it comes to exclusives. Being vague just gestures ill will towards the gamer. Being open and honest goes a long way for developing your brand and by goodness Xbox needs some positivity right now
not to mention their windows store is complete trash, filled with complete trash. where did all the mobile games come from :p
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Monday 21 Aug 2017 10:40 PM
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I tried this out, as I love the concept, but not so much the delivery.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 9:02 AM
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Here's hoping the PS4 Version comes soon... A wider audience for interesting games never hurts. I have an XboxOne but my main console is the PS4 so its just a matter of personal preference that I want it for PS4 :P

And if Sony eventually stopped being arrogant and allowed cross-play for games between console platforms, it would be perfect as everyone can play with everyone...
 
 
 
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 5:03 PM
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21 August 2017, 04:53 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
They also resort to saying the xbox is the "dawn of 4k gaming" let's just ignore than pc gaming has been doing it for 10 years.

They have no exclusives so they have to trick people into thinking 4k 30 fps on low/medium (sometimes upscaled) matters.
and their # is #FeelTruePower

they should just remove membership fees and people would have a reason to buy an xbox. ahh the good ol days when xbox was decent.
I think the whole dawn of 4k gaming things comes from the fact that True 4k is actually going to come at an affordable price to a wider market.