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As expected, Bluehole is talking to Sony about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PS4

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in talks to come to PS4 2

Earlier this year Microsoft seemed to pick up an unexpected win during their E3 conference, announcing the hyper-popular online shooter PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battlegrounds as a console exclusive on Xbox One. But since the word “exclusive” has lost all meaning in this industry of late, it didn’t take long to dig through the wording and find that Microsoft didn’t secure it outright, but instead only for a limited time. For a while after that Bluehole, developers of PUBG, danced around questions concerning a PS4 port. But they’re done with that facade now.

In a new interview with Bloomberg which chronicles the success of the game since its March release, Bluehole founder Chang Byung-gyu explains that the development studio is in talks with all major console manufacturers about bringing their hit game to their platform. Specific mention of Sony is made too, with the studio in talks with them about bringing PUBG to the PS4 in the near future.

How long this might take is something that Chang doesn’t elaborate on. The Xbox One version of PUBG is expected to go live before the end of the year via their on Game Preview program. PUBG is also expected to hit version 1.0 (or officially release) on PC before the end of the year too, after which it’s expected that development time will be spent getting the Xbox One version up to that point too. It’s unclear where in the plan a PS4 version might start. Or more curious still, if there are even more plans to bring the game to other platforms as well.

PUBG has been a roaring success since it launched this year, selling over 10 million copies on PC alone and usurping DOTA 2 has the concurrent player record holder on Steam. And with plans to move forward on even more popular hardware, it’s unlikely to slow down.

Last Updated: October 2, 2017

14 Comments

  1. you would not want to talk to Sony they are the leader in the console race by not a mile but by miles and miles look at what happen end to the the first titanfall not going on ps4 they soon changed that idea lol.

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    • Pieter Kruger

      October 2, 2017 at 11:31

      Lawbreakers…….

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  2. Original Heretic

    October 2, 2017 at 10:36

    Oh cool, so now I can see what all the fuss is about.
    I’ve heard tales of chicken dinner.

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  3. Guild

    October 2, 2017 at 11:18

    Looking forward to this making it’s way to PS4

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  4. Pieter Kruger

    October 2, 2017 at 11:32

    Hope Sony allows cross play for this one…..

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    • Kromas Ryder

      October 2, 2017 at 11:33

      Why would they?

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      • Pieter Kruger

        October 2, 2017 at 11:57

        For the Players? Gonna look stupid when PC/Xbox can cross play and Sony is on it’s own “protecting the children” again….

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        • Kromas Ryder

          October 2, 2017 at 12:08

          Nope. Look at Fortnite. The “accidently” turned on cross play and after players found out Sony quickly got them to turn it off.

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  5. Kromas Ryder

    October 2, 2017 at 11:32

    So basically Fortnite Battle Royal dropped for free on console and was a success and thus Bluehole decided to maybe not leave their game exclusive on the Xbone. 😛

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    • Pieter Kruger

      October 2, 2017 at 11:56

      It was NEVER Xbox exclusive. Bluehole always stated that they were focusing on PC/Xbox version “first”.

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      • Kromas Ryder

        October 2, 2017 at 12:07

        Slip of the tongue. Timed Exclusive is what I meant. To be fair I think Xbone has no more exclusives left.

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  6. Viper_ZA

    October 2, 2017 at 12:30

    There is no way this game is going to be “finished” on PC this year. Maybe 2019…

    I’m expecting this to sell for at least R500 on console :/

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