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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Dev Looking Into Xbox One Port "At Least"

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Close to 2 Million Copies Sold Here's The Current State Of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Coming To PS4 And Xbox One
Eleena Tovar | 06 May, 2017, 04:01

In its first two weeks on the market, it sold more than two million copies, thanks in part to its popularity with prominent Twitch and YouTube personalities, who were granted access to its closed beta. They do, however, have plans to make more money off the game in the future.

Since Greene and his team at Bluehole Studios in Korea are planning to have the PC version completed in the next five months ("or so", says Greene), an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 port (or both!) could be ready by the end of 2017. "It's a great engine to use for multiplatform", he said.

It doesn't sound like it will be an incredibly hard port, given that the game runs on the Unreal Engine 4 which is a notoriously well-mannered engine for multi-platform games.

Currently, the team is focused on getting the PC version through early access and into retail.

The whole situation is very reminiscent of DayZ, which even after all these years is still in early access, with the promised console versions seemingly as far away as ever. Greene likely wants to avoid the pitfalls of those other games and develop a system that players will see as value added. "It'll be afterwards. So we'll have keys to open crates to make it simple. Because it's monetization for us, but it also creates an economy for clothing items". But we'll also try to have rarity, so by opening a crate you can get a skin that's worth £10 or $20. I'm very happy now Steam has put it in their terms that "you can not use this for gambling", but I still believe the skin economy is a good thing to have in a game. This success has a lot of people on PS4 and Xbox One wanting in on the fun and, although some may think it will never come to consoles, in a recent interview shedding light on the Battle Royale game, it covers the progress of PUBG coming to consoles. It's understandable that people are anxious that we'll go down the same path. Let me assure you that it couldn't be further from the truth. we'll keep polishing the game for release this summer.