Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Will be Published by Microsoft on Xbox One

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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Will be Published by Microsoft on Xbox One

PUBG's community manager was asked on Twitter today if the game is 100 percent exclusive on console to Xbox One, but there was no confirmation one way or the other.

At the Xbox showcase during E3 in June, Microsoft announced that the popular battle royale shooter would "exclusively" come to Xbox One this year. This partnership will help speed up the console version's development whilst allowing Bluehole Studio to maintain full development and creative control.

This news comes alongside more exciting information for Xbox owners who have envied their PC counterparts' access to the game on Steam. Still, we're helping them with additional technical resources for development, which i'm really positive about.

There are still some open spaces around the 4×4 km PUBG desert map.

A sketch of the layout of the new desert map coming to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Will be Published by Microsoft on Xbox One

With this new expanded partnership, PUBG is set for an exclusive early access game preview release on the Xbox One family of consoles in late 2017, with the final version slated for early 2018. "We have nothing further to announce at this time".

It's clear to see this rapid expansion of the game is encouraging the idea of a platform shift, although it remains to be seen if either side will suffer as a result of the divided developer attention.

In terms of esports, Greenberg admits that the Xbox team have been talking about them, and that Bluehole are doing great work in the space, but that their primarily goal is trying to get the game to Xbox fans as soon as possible. That said, we still haven't seen an exact release date for the game yet and the year is passing by fast.

"At this point, everybody is just trying to catch up with this phenomenon that is PUBG, and the world has been taken by storm".

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