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Bluehole, Inc and Microsoft Announce Expanded Partnership for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Microsoft and Bluehole, Inc., developer of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), have announced an “extended” partnership for the Xbox One version of the battle royale game.

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Woolly_33d ago

eh? Interesting . .

does this mean it won't appear on the other console?

ninsigma33d ago

A GTX 660 will actually do the trick.

darthv7233d ago

I dont think that answers the question slavish.

ULTp0ltergeist32d ago

The correct answer is no, PUBG won't appear on another console for some time. Seems like it was popular enough for an extension.

porkChop32d ago

1) That didn't answer Woolly_'s question at all. He never asked about PC, he asked about consoles.

2) Not anyone can play it. The game is awesome, but the optimization is horrendous. I just rebuilt my rig, and I'm running a liquid cooled Ryzen 5 1600x, and a liquid cooled 1080 Ti Sea Hawk. Even with the settings down, and very high fps, the game still stutters and chugs randomly. My friends, who all have more average specs, have had a far worse experience than me.

bluefox75532d ago (Edited 32d ago )

It'll run great on a 750ti even, the requirements aren't very high. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

aconnellan32d ago

anyone with a PC can play*

By that logic, I expect this to have zero sales when it inevitably comes to PS4, because "it's on PC anyone can play". Do you agree?

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crazychris412433d ago

Probably timed exclusive for a year

butchertroll33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

PUBG isn't fully Xbox exclusive, just being published on Xbox by MS like Rise of the Tomb Raider.

https://mobile.twitter.com/...

Pretty sure it's exclusive the same way Ark was. Early access is exclusive. Later at retail in both consoles

For how long PUBG will be in preview program on Xbone, don't know.

JonnS32d ago

Link doesn't guarantee a better deal can't be brokered during said window .

Araragifeels 32d ago

I am glad so I don't have to be forced to buy it on Xbone.

AspiringProGenji33d ago

Publisher ''For Xbox One.'' Probably timed exclusive

butchertroll33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

For those who gave me disaggree votes ( i presume Xbone fans who thinks that PUBG is Xbone exclusive only )...

Bluehole's statement few months ago :

Battlegrounds producer Chang-han Kim reportedly told Inven,
“There is something called ‘Game Preview’ on Xbox One. It’s like Early Access for Xbox. We have the game running on that and are in process of polishing it. For the release, we’ll both release it on PlayStation and Xbox.”

https://www.thetechgame.com...

As i said in my previous post, game will be exclusive to Xbox probably in Early Access program like Ark. Later when games will be finished, it will launch on both PS4 and Xbone.
As Jez Corden said in twitter, game will be published by MS on Xbone

EDIT :
And this one ( and it's new article )

https://news.xbox.com/2017/...

"By partnering with Microsoft, our team believes that we will be able to accelerate console development, while maintaining quality across all platforms, as well as giving us access to vast sales, marketing and publishing resources that will help us reach new fans to welcome to the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds universe."

IT'S PRETTY CLEAR THAT GAME WILL COME TO PS4

VideoGameLab33d ago

It will come at some point to PS4. By the time it will launch and the Community on PlayStation, the game probably wont be that big. Right now its the biggest game of the year, a HUGE game to launch only on xbox this year.

Ashlen33d ago

We will be launching exclusively on Xbox One in the Xbox Game Preview program later this year and we can’t wait to see all the Xbox fans on the battlefield.

The key word here is "launching". After early access it will be on PS4.

XStation4pio_Pro32d ago

Right now it’s pc/Xbox with crossplay. MS has a deal to showcase PUBG enhancements on the one X and crossplay thru win10.

SixFragz32d ago

It's on PC. XBone is just getting console early access because of a feeble deal with Microsoft. It's coming to PS4 at a later point.

QUIMICOMORTAL32d ago

If that were the case, wouldn't they call it an exclusive with all its letters?

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neocores805533d ago

The game will come to ps4... Many compnay like sony and DEEPSILVER publish games on behalf of smash dev teams to give feedback and help the company work on the game to run best on the console. Thats why it is a CONSOLE LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE. It will come to ps4 after xbox one in 6months- 1 year

maybelovehate32d ago

Most likely. Although Sony's move to deny cross play might discourage some developers from wanting to work with them.

_-EDMIX-_32d ago

Not really

I don't see any developer caring.

They make games to sell. They could care less about cross play bud. I don't know 1 developer that feels the feature is more important then the damn game or making money.

Sony has also done cross play the most, the longest and on more systems.

neocores805532d ago

LoL you wont see xbox and pc crossplay on this. PC people would rekt xbox kids

maybelovehate32d ago

For those saying Cross Play isn't possible doesn't understand how matchmaking works. If they add controller support to the PC version there is no reason they can match make based on the play type. Cross play is the future of MP.

aconnellan32d ago

@EDMIX

"I don't see any developer caring"

Developers also make their games to be played for as long as possible, especially when it comes to multiplayer titles. Cross play would very easily extend the lifespan of any game simply by bolstering the number of players that can play together.

Take Titanfall 2 for example - great game, but it released in a terrible window, and doesn't have as many players as it could/should. If there are 700 players on Xbox One and 700 on PS4, would you rather play with just the 700, or with 1400? Doubling the player base would make for quicker loading times and more populated playlists. It's a no-brainer.

Developers absolutely want games to sell. But they also want games to be played. Games are an interactive medium - you want people actively interacting with your product almost as much as you want them purchasing it.

Also:

"I don't see any developer caring"

"Sony has also done cross play the most, the longest and on more systems"

If no developers care, then why is it being done at all?

danoman6432d ago (Edited 32d ago )

You guys actually think devs are stupid enough to say they will not bring their games to a platform with 60 million people, just because Sony says no to cross play with MS? Really, no honestly really? Yes am sure some devs stopped bringing their games to Xbox 360 when MS rejected cross play with Sony last gen? Right? A game company is in business to make money and they are not going to leave out the platform with the most people.

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OffRoadKing32d ago

Hasn't really gone well for most companies that align themselves with Microsoft so best of luck Bluehole.

ILostMyMind32d ago

I think they picked the wrong horse.

equal_youth32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

I can't stand these play on words. Hopefully i live to see the day where companies can just speak the true true..
Otherwise why even listen anymore or care about anything they say?

ravinash32d ago

That's kind of like saying "I'm waiting for hell to freeze over".

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