Despite the millions invested by Microsoft in the development of the Xbox One version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, the commercial nugget of the Bluehole studio should be a temporary exclusive on the console of the firm of Redmond.
If Bluehole had always hinted in the past that Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds should be a universal franchise on all types of platforms, Microsoft’s interest in the Battle Royale leader has changed the game a bit. The American publisher did indeed hesitate to drop the millions to bring the phenomenon PUBG on Xbox One in the form of temporary exclusivity. Aware that Sony has also rode around for several months, the Redmond firm was recently in negotiations with the South Korean studio to extend the exclusivity or even invest in the branch PUBG Corp.
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According to the insider M3M3L34K (understand Memeleak) on Reddit, the efforts of Microsoft should lead to nothing. A PS4 version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is expected to arrive by the end of the year when the preview version on Xbox One will be released in full and final version. The latter also announces that PUBG will also arrive on Nintendo Switch, but it should be a port of one of the two mobile games currently available on the Chinese market. The latter will support amiibos, gyro control and will shoot in 1080p at 30fps. It will also contain smaller cards than the original game and will allow local play up to 16 players.
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds: a new card is expected in the coming weeks on PC
While the Miramar card is clearly not unanimous with the community of PUBG (which explains the recent decline in popularity of the title), the Bluehole studio announced that a third card was currently under development. It should arrive soon on the PC version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, but it will still have to wait for details. Still in early access on Xbox One, players on the console of Microsoft must only be content with Erangel for the moment.