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PlayerUnknown's Battleground Has Now Officially Sold 8 Million Copies

24 August, 2017, 01:41 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • PUBG Sounds Like It May Not Be Xbox One-Exclusive Forever

In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players will be dropped into a realistic 8 x 8 km island with no equipment, no weapons and no supplies and will need to locate all of these items if they are to survive in this last-man-standing, life and death fight.

PLAYERUNKNOWN aka Brendan Greene, is a pioneer of the Battle Royale genre.

The new desert map is being developed by two teams based in the USA and Sweden, so this shouldn't have an impact on the now in-development traversal improvements.

The new city for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds includes a number of new buildings, with some that are as many as nine stories tall.


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is now available in Early Access only on Steam but over the next few months will be exclusive to Xbox One consoles, after that it seems that the title could also come on PlayStation 4 but there is now no information on that version. The game has been developed from a simple mod to a full game, with more and more ways to play and updates. That remains to be seen, but it appears that it's possible. All that was said was that Bluehole's deal with Microsoft allows Bluehole to bring PUBG to Xbox One faster than it otherwise might have been able to if it were working alone.

In short, the Xbox One exclusivity of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on the console is still an open issue and the fact that Microsoft publisher's face for the version intended for its console does not necessarily imply absolute exclusivity.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is now available on PC, and is set to launch exclusively on Xbox One as part of the Xbox Game Preview program in late 2017, with a final version of the game launching in early 2018 across all Xbox One devices.

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