PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a Microsoft publishing deal, however might or is probably not an unique. Or one thing. What?
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is absolutely the hottest sport round proper now, and securing it as a console unique could be a serious coup for Microsoft. Has it really executed that, although? Nobody’s saying.
According to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds government producer Chang Han Kim, developer Bluehole selected “on extending [its] partnership with Microsoft”, having found that it shares a “vision” with Microsoft.
“I’m happy to announce it now includes Microsoft as the publisher for our PUBG on Xbox One,” Kim wrote for Xbox Newswire.
“By partnering with Microsoft, our team believes that we will be able to accelerate console development, while maintaining quality across all platforms, as well as giving us access to vast sales, marketing and publishing resources that will help us reach new fans to welcome to the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds universe.”
So Microsoft is publishing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One. Does that imply it can by no means come to PS4? Is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds an Xbox console unique?
These are easy questions, however no person’s giving a easy reply. Just take a look at this alternate Alex screengrabbed:
Good to see the PUBG exclusivity state of affairs is good and clear pic.twitter.com/tjUM6GiiyG
— Alex Donaldson (@APZonerunner) August 20, 2017
It’s all extremely paying homage to Microsoft performing because the writer for Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One. Remember that? Square Enix obtained a wad of money to get the sport out the door, after which a yr later, a a lot better model got here out on PS4. Makes you assume, doesn’t it.
In any case, that is excellent news for Xbox followers because it means the Xbox One construct of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds can be completed sooner and could also be supported extra robustly.
That additional love for a console construct will repay for PS4 gamers ultimately, too, even when they’ve to attend a yr for it. Don’t fear, cats; launch season is on the way in which and we would get away with speaking about actually anything finally.