Few indie games have seen the pre-release reception that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has. The game is still currently in early access on Steam, yet that hasn’t stopped it from breaking concurrent player records and seeing huge sales figures to match.
At E3 2017, Microsoft took time during their presentation to announce that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds would be coming to the Xbox One later this year. During the trailer it was noted that the game would be Xbox One exclusive, but that may no longer be the case. The game may instead be a timed exclusive.
In an article published by Bloomberg, it was revealed by Chang Byung-gyu, founder of PlayerUnknown’s publisher, Bluehole Inc., that Bluehole “has had talks with all of the major console companies”, taking care to highlight that Sony is one of those companies.
In 2017, it’s not surprising to see that games billed as “exclusive” may not be as exclusive as gamers are led to believe, but it’s also interesting to note that Chang states his company has spoken to all the major console companies.
Nintendo has surprised a lot of gamers this year with announcements that games including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Doom, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are all coming to their latest console, the Switch, that it leaves one to wonder if PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will also be making its way to the system.
If that were to come to fruition, it wouldn’t mark the first major online multiplayer game to come to the Switch this year. Earlier this year it was announced that the insanely popular Rocket League is also set to hit the system in Q4 of 2017.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, the idea that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could be coming to more home consoles is an exciting one and if the game features cross-platform play, even better.
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