[UPDATE] An additional report from Bloomberg states that Microsoft is in talks with Bluehole Studio and the recently founded PUBG Corp to extend PUBG’s exclusivity on the Xbox One. Currently, the company(s) are set to release the hit battle royale title on the Xbox console by the end of 2017. It is suggested by Bloomberg’s sources that this exclusivity could last through a decent portion of next year.
One spokesperson stated:
“Right now, the team is solely focused on bringing the best game possible to Xbox One and PC. We have nothing further to announce at this time.”
From a report by Bloomberg, it appears PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole is in talks with Sony to bring the game to PlayStation. In writing about the financial success of the Korean developer, the article mentions founder Chang Byung-gyu’s intent to bring the Steam sensation to more platforms.
As it stands, Microsoft currently has console exclusivity to PUBG. The game will release before the end of 2017 on the Xbox One platform. Bluehole has tiptoed around the notion of a PlayStation 4 version in the past, but the confirmation of talks with other major companies signifies only a timed exclusivity with Microsoft.
There are a number of details still missing, such as a timeline for publishing and release, but we now know Bluehole has their sights on enlarging their distribution of PUBG. The battle royale experience has taken PC gaming by storm over the past year, but can that momentum continue to the console market?
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