PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Developers Are Currently Focused On Xbox and PC; Cross Platform Play Under Consideration

“We just don’t have the time.”

Posted By | On 06th, Sep. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Will PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds ever make it to PlayStation? That has been the question on everyone’s minds ever since Microsoft announced earlier this year that it has secured some form of exclusivity on what might be the biggest game of the year. What is the extent of that exclusivity? Is it temporary or permanent? Console exclusivity? No exclusivity at all, beyond the happy accident of PS4 not having an Early Access program?

It sounds like, for the time being, a PS4 version of the game is not in the works. Speaking in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene said that the small development team of the game is currently focused on the PC and Xbox versions.

“This is just, as I keep saying, our team size is just so limited at the moment. We can only focus on PC and Xbox. We just don’t have the time, and Xbox has the Preview Program, which allows us to – like Early Access – develop the game with the players. That’s where our focus is right now, and we just want to make the best version of the game for both of those platforms,” he said.

Greene also revealed that cross platform play between the Xbox and PC versions of the game is currently under consideration- if not necessarily something they have committed to. “We’re looking into it. We’d like to see some form of cross-play, but we think it would only be fair if it was keyboard and mouse versus keyboard and mouse, or controller versus controller. But it’s still under heavy discussion.”

Which makes sense- it’s a hard game, and keyboard and mouse users would be at a dreadful advantage against console players. Whatever the implementation ends up being, we can only hope that it will be fair. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now on PC, and it is due to launch on Xbox One by the end of the year.


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  • Xbox One X unlocked

    This is the reason again why we are considered the best fans.

    They aren’t wasting time on the gamestation versions.

    • J. Locanas

      Dude, don’t do that. We’ve had enough hate this gen from PlayStation fanboys. Let’s try to take the high road and refrain from baiting the PS crowd.

    • Xbox One X unlocked

      Yes we can be the better fans and stand together.

    • Triton

      There is no high road because PS4 fans cant do that, so it will go on.
      They are the cancer of gaming.

    • zcar_driver

      We all know who the bad one/ones are. I don’t really read or comment on ps4 articles I don’t think the ps4 guys even read them. I do check in on GT sport. I read the xbox articles. The comments there funny to just sad.

    • J. Locanas

      That’s the thing though, I have all 3 consoles and enjoy all of them, and each have their pros and cons. It’s annoying to go in, state a fact or an opinion and get instantly piled upon. It’s childish and immature.

    • zcar_driver

      Yes I don’t get it. I had a PS in the past. might get on in the future. I have nothing against them. I mostly play halo and forza so I have a xbox.

    • J. Locanas

      Yeah, me too. I’ve bought a PS each gen since PS2 just for the exclusives, but I play all my MP’s on XB.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      I think the difference is that the Xbox fans don’t read the ps4 articles or even bother commenting.
      I read them because I low key play ps4 games from time to time.
      But I hardly comment because there’s no one there to troll.

      On the other hand there’s always more ps4 fans on Xbox articles. That’s why websites trash MS because it’s how they get a big chunk of traffic on their sites. It’s all just fun and games.
      US article patrons are just a small part of the gaming community.

    • Triton
    • Fweds

      Along with his Fake Upvotes that get him top comment.

    • J. Locanas

      No doubt PS4 hate this gen has been toxic, but now that X is a better console, we don’t need to return the favor. That’s all I’m saying. It’s ok to be humble and rely purely on facts that X is a better console.

    • Mark

      Trust me on this…that’s a troll account

    • J. Locanas

      Really? He seems straightforward in the 1 reply. Thanks for the fyi though, will keep an eye out.

  • Fweds

    Great game.

    • Mr Xrat

      Unfinished indie game releasing around the same time as every other shooter. This’ll flop when Xgimps realize this game requires actual thought.

    • zcar_driver

      How can it flop? The game is already successful?

    • Mr Xrat

      Same thing will happen to it as Conan Exiles. Remember when Xgimps hyped up the early access announcement in January?

    • zcar_driver

      No I don’t remember that. I read a lot of comments on this site saying a there’s nothing to buy for the Xbox , so how could this not sell ,if there’s nothing else to buy???

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      Not the same thing as conan isn’t a shooter and xbots love shooters.
      Look at their controller it actually has triggers.lol

    • Mr Xrat

      Of course you’re not actually aware of something that happened 12 years ago. 🙂

    • Psionicinversion

      10million sales for a game that cost a packet of crisps to make. yeah its a flop lmao

    • Mr Xrat

      On console.

    • Psionicinversion

      who cares fool. its already made like 10x its money back, being on console is just a bonus right now.

    • Fweds

      I bet you felt sick when you saw the biggest game this year going exclusive to Xbox console.

      Your Fake Ghost Upvotes and multis are not going to help you on this one.

    • Mr Xrat

      Exclusive for paid beta testing, hahahahaha.

      At least MS is so desperate they’re rushing hacks to get the port out ASAP so the PC version gets finished faster. Thanks for that.

    • Fweds

      That beta has sold TEN MILLION confirmed on September 5th. ( Hahaha etc)

      MS can just carry on doing what they are doing if it means the Xbox gets exclusive monster hit games like this.

      You talk about the PC version as if you know own a high end PC ! Would that be the magic gaming PC that miraculously ‘seems’ to of appeared in ‘Every’ Sony fanboy’s house the day the final specs etc for the Xbox1X were released by Digital Foundry. (Hahaha etc)

      Still at least you have some extra bits for Destiny 2 such as a gun and maybe a hat or something But then again I hear there is a BIG problem if you own a PS Protato as it seems this game may of revealed that some Protato’s may have a hardware problem …

    • Mr Xrat

      The beta that’s on Steam which means MS isn’t getting a coin for it. So why do Xgimps latch onto it? Oh, we all know why. Most Xgimps will give up after the free trial when they realize the game requires thought and go back to the other shooters they already play. 🙂

      No, that’s the PC that’s rendered Xbox irrelevant since around 2015 when MS gave up and put all its games on it to try and make some money off them.

    • Fweds

      Who said the beta wasn’t on Steam ? That is the most obvious thing out there, but you are making out its some unplayable beta when in fact you know full well it isn’t and selling well over 10 million already proved that.

      Your negativity over a game simply because it’s not on the console you are devoted to is hilarious.

    • Mr Xrat

      And there’s Xgimps who think it’ll be the next big thing on your d*ad console because it did well on PC, especially when there are other factors like the stupidity of your average Xgimp.

      It’s just as well no one cares about the excuses you tell yourself for remaining an Xgimp.

    • Fweds

      What are you even trying to say ? Seriously what are you even talking about ?.

      You need to accept that the biggest game of the last couple of years is coming to Xbox ONLY any day now, it doesn’t mean your console will no longer work or play games it will be ok.

      Look at the bright side even though there are No exclusive multiplayer games on PS4 beyond a couple of terrible ones that nobody wants to play or talk about you still have those Niche Single player games, Oh Wait ! come to think of it hardly anyone outside of Japan wants or plays those beyond a couple of hours either

    • Mr Xrat

      An uncompleted indie game MS are desperate for because they want people to use Mixer, lol.

      PC and PS4 gamers thank you for getting the finished version out quicker, guinea pig.

    • Fweds

      Lol your really don’t like it do you, now your reasoning has changed to “because MS want people to use Mixer” oh this is funny.

      PC gamers don’t need any help there are over 10 million already playing it, as for PS4 if it ever got released on that No multiplayer games console by that time it would be so old it would be pointless.

      How do you feel about Sony not allowing people not being able to play their friends on other systems through crossplay but instead try and force them into buying a PS4.
      And Destiny 2 only working on ‘some’ PS Protato’s clearly a hardware problem I wonder if Sony will finally do the right thing and actually give a replacement rather than charge people and get a refurbished model as a replacement ? Still even that would be better than just not acknowledging hardware issues as we have seen in the past .

    • Mr Xrat

      Let’s be honest, it’s a massive part of their calculation. It’s huge on Twitch and that goes a long way to the game’s success. You seen Mixer’s numbers recently? LMAO! It’s no wonder they’re desperate for it.

      It will get it, and thanks to MS’ desperation it’ll get it faster too. Don’t cry too hard when it happens.

      Cross-play, that thing PS4’s been doing for longer with more games? Question you should be asking is: why are Xgimps latching onto this so hard in recent months? Is it getting lonely on those increasingly quiet multiplayer multiplats?

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      You never know what can happen. If it sells like hotcakes it’ll stay on Xbox and have 10 sequels in the next 10 years.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      The xgimps are already playing it on pc. We know what we’re getting and it’s what we want.
      We want variety in our online shooters and Xbox delivers.
      Sorry but Sony can’t compete there.

    • Thomas Hannah

      It’ll come to Playstation later on. They said in the beginning, that it was a console exclusive.

    • Fweds

      It will go into the Xbox Preview where it can still be purchased for at least two years, if it ever came to PlayStation it will be at least 3 years old.

    • greatnessIsaLIE

      If this game sells 5 million in a month on xb1 I’m sure Micro $$$oft will lock it up.
      You could always just play it on pc like the rest of us do.
      When it goes to xblive I’ll jump over.

  • Triton
    • Mr Xrat

      LOL off-screen screenshot.

      Looks better than Super Lucky’s Tale, at least.

  • Mr Xrat

    So much for that “exclusivity.” You know things are really, really awful for S**tbox when this is supposed to save their movie player.


 

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