PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Will Come To Console

The pop­u­lar ear­ly access game PlayerUn­k­nown’s Bat­tle­grounds will come to con­soles accord­ing to a recent inter­view with cre­ative direc­tor Bren­dan Greene.

Accord­ing to Greene the devel­op­er is already look­ing at a port to Xbox One. This does not mean a PS4 port won’t hap­pen. Greene stat­ed “We’re look­ing at both con­soles of course, but we have no time frame for both”. Since the game was made using the Unre­al 4 Engine, Greene says “ports to con­soles isn’t that hard”. They also have the resources to “focus on get­ting the PC ver­sion done, but also look at how quick­ly [they] can bring it to oth­er platforms”.

Cur­rent­ly the game is planned to exit ear­ly access with­in sev­er­al months. It is like­ly that a con­sole port won’t come until after this. An Xbox One port could poten­tial­ly come ear­li­er since Mir­cosoft allows for ear­ly access games. A PS4 ver­sion would have to come after the game is final­ized since Sony gen­er­al­ly does­n’t allow ear­ly access games.

Either way Blue­hole Stu­dios will like­ly want to port the game quick­ly to cap­i­tal­ize on its cur­rent momen­tum. PlayerUn­k­nown’s Bat­tle­grounds has grossed over $60 mil­lion with over 2 mil­lion copies sold. It also remains one the most played games on Steam and among the most watched games on Twitch. Launch­ing con­sole ver­sions soon­er rather than lat­er would only fur­ther cement the game’s pop­u­lar­i­ty and success. 

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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