PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds lands on Xbox One on December 12th
Not 1:1, but close enough.
The wait is finally over. Today it was announced that official publisher, Microsoft, will bring PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to Xbox One and Xbox One X owners on December 12. Bluehole is keeping their promise by delivering PUBG to Xbox by the end of 2017, a rare feat for a publisher. Historically, street dates have been pushed more than a red head on the playground.
Bluehole is keeping their promise by delivering PUBG to Xbox by the end of 2017, a rare feat for a publisher. Historically, street dates have been pushed more than a redhead on the playground.
PUBG will be delivered through Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview program. It will work like the Steam Workshop until the game is ready for a full release. Neither console is receiving a full launch, and the PC to console port is not 1:1.
PUBG has gained massive ground as it was released via early access in March. With 100 players running around and aiming to kill each other in a “winner takes all” match, it’s every man (or team), for itself. It has already sold 8 million copies and has passed DoTA and LoL in concurrent players. It’s the most played game on PC right now, and it’s still in beta. It’s remarkable and historic. There wasn’t any news about a PS4 release, as Microsoft is surely trying to keep Bluehole close for console exclusivity. With Microsoft lacking in software, they need this.
Bluehole is getting ready for their Xbox One release, but they aren’t thrilled about their competition. Bluehole has stated that they aren’t happy and have “growing concerns” about Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode having similarities.
In the recent months, players have been upset about PUBG’s lack of optimization. Often times there are players dying from impossible shots, random bugs, and death-defying stunts. The same isn’t where it needs to be for competitive players. Most have flocked to Fortnite’s Battle Royale as the mode is quicker, smaller, and optimized.
Hopefully, Bluehole can fix their game and keep racking in the money!
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