Just this week, Microsoft released a Gamescom special Inside Xbox episode, which should have focused on the upcoming PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 1.0 Xbox Launch.
Primarily, it was. Fans discovered how PUBG early access would be coming to an end on the Xbox One console, with the full game set to release next month.
However, as Push Square reported, eagle-eyed viewers noticed something far more interesting. Microsoft might not be pleased with this happening on their watch, but a PS4 Pro console is clearly visible on a developer’s desk in the video – multiple times, too.
Of course, this could mean absolutely nothing and PUBG devs might enjoy playing a big of God of War from time to time – but come on, now would be the perfect chance to sort out a PlayStation port.
What do I mean? Well, now that work has finished getting the Xbox One game out there, all PUBG Corp. has to worry about it keeping the game updated and bug free.
It might sound easier than it actually is, but surely they’d have enough spare time to sort out a PS4 release. And why wouldn’t they want to? Some Sony players have been demanding this since PUBG was first announced.
And to add more fuel to the fire, a preview of the PUBG Xbox cover art says “Console Launch Exclusive.” Although it might not specifically say ‘coming to other consoles at a later date’, it certainly suggests it.
This isn’t the first time speculation has risen regarding PUBG branching out to other consoles, but as time passes more clues keep hinting at extra ports.
Earlier this year, CEO of PUBG Corp. Chang Han Kim [via Express] said: “If we have the opportunity, the final goal would be to launch the title on every platform.
“As it’s going to be an exclusive title on Xbox One for some time, we’d like to focus on completing the Xbox One PUBG for now.”
But what are the reasons for the PC and Xbox exclusivity?
“Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One are like pre-release, so they don’t have a restriction on quality,” Chang Han Kim explained. “However, PS is very strict about this.
“There were cases where a game took six months more to launch even when it was already completed.
“We are still in the stage of learning the console development environment and console gamers’ taste.
“We need to think about other platforms after evaluating and completing the Xbox One version first.”
What do you think about this news? Are you a PS4 player who’s been eagerly awaiting PUBG? Is it too late for the game to be any fun on the Sony console? Let us know.