It’s the PC game taking the world by storm. Just last week, the game reached 500,000 concurrent players on Steam for the first time, and the numbers are showing no signs of slowing down. Given the monumental success of the PC release, it only makes sense that developers Bluehole Studios would look to expand their market to console gamers.
According to reports, PUBG will release on Xbox Game Preview on August 16th, although it will remain in beta phase until early 2018 at least. It will be an Xbox One exclusive at release, but executive producer of Battlegrounds Chang Han Kim is open to “plans and thoughts about other consoles”.
Chang Han Kim also said “Cross network play between the PC and console is definitely something we want to do down the road. We don’t expect to have any technical issues with that.”
“But, when you consider the competitive side of the game, I do feel there’s a balance issue between controller and keyboard & mouse. That’s what’s making it difficult for us to do right away,” he went on to say. Cross platform between the PC and Xbox could be possible, but we can almost rule out the possibility of PS4 players getting to experience cross platform, given Sony’s track record.
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