PS4 fans have been relishing the news coming out over the past few days that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could eventually make its way to the PlayStation 4, Microsoft seem to have other ideas about that. They’be been working on extending the games exclusivity period on the Xbox One.
With PUBG slated to hit Xbox One before the end of 2017, Microsoft is now in talks with Bluehole Inc. to extend their console exclusivity agreement, according to a report by Bloomberg.
The report states that an unnamed source “familiar with the matter” said that Microsoft is working to keep the battle royale title exclusive to Xbox One “until the middle of next year or longer” before it also makes its way to PS4.
PUBG is still in early access on Steam, but the game is scheduled for a full release before the end of the calendar year. It will come to the Xbox One at the same time.
The critically acclaimed 3rd person shooter has blown away all expectations by hitting over 1.3 million players and shifting over 13 million copies of the game to date, so holding onto console exclusivity would be huge for Microsoft, which has fallen way behind in sales compared to Sony’s PS4.
For now, however, it seems PS4 fans will be left wondering how long PUBG remains exclusive to the Xbox One console before it makes its way to the more popular platform.
In the mean time, Fortnight: Battle Royale offers a free to play experience which is essentially a carbon copy of PUBG with a few features missing and cartoon style graphics, Epic are hoping the game will tempt people away from PUBG and it seems to be doing the trick with a healthy user base which seems to be growing rapidly.
Are you looking forward to PUBG coming to consoles? …of course you are!
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