The gorgeous water tech from Sea of Thieves will be implemented in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, as revealed by Brendan Greene himself.
That's fantastic, I love the water in Sea of Thieves (not so much the game, seems boring so far).
PUBG evolved to be an online megahit (not unfairly as it got very well done TPS mechanics , world and addictive objective )...and as a success hyenas are trying shred it more and more...MS has for good set foot on it and i doupt if it ever going to be multiplatform ....others like Activison or Bethesda like vultures they are also have eyes on it (lame scavengers that usually eat the what is left form others --see Bungie) .... ..Bring some new games you untalented bunch!! - Overwatch -Diablo 3-WoW are below trash in quality and fortunatley are at last flopping in fron of this qualitesque mod , MS has to release a worthy new game IP since X360 also Bethesda and Ubi havent produce even 1 damn game that is not crap /boring /uninspired since PS1 era
It's coming to PS4.
You seem like a bot that posts the most common and overused comment section talking points.
@Cy.... while you re posting genuine, humorous and enjoyful comments making all of us here in N4G to love you
@Genuine-User As Well as it should. The game should be open to all platforms. More platforms more money to the developers and in turn the developers can release more content and or new projects. Its a Win Win for all.
they canceled the xbox version?
With PUBG, this is one of those times I'd like a good studio, and experienced studio, to make exactly the same game, but, you know, polished. Could you imagine how good of a game PUBG would be if adults made it? Basic things are broken in PUBG. There's even extremely hacky work-arounds present in the software. Example: every time a match is over, THE ENTIRE GAME HAS TO RELOAD. Why? They couldn't fix things. Imagine this game being done in Gorilla Games' engine for Horizon..
@Genuine, not for a while..
So I'm confused. This incredibly sought after game is mocked for going Xbox console exclusive, but Capcom and Street Fighter were praised? I never can understand why it's always ok for Sony to buy an exclusive, but anything Microsoft buys it's instantly touted as a selfish money grab that should have been shared. It's such a sad mentality. This is why I think Sony can't remain on top. I don't think this level of hatred and anger can become the dominant force. That being said, I'd love to just see one mega console to rule them all... Just combine the two and let's all hug
@Genunine-User I think it was coming going to PS4, until the publishing deal was signed with Microsoft studios. I believe it is now a Xbox Console Exclusive with the publishing deal in place.
Does that go for Sony then as well who seemed to of sank there teeth Into bunjie for destiny 2,it seems now bunjie are Sony's little whore. Sorry but you can't blame ms anywhere with bunjie, they made sure bunjie had all the money in the world when it came to creating halo and looked after that studio. Bunjie chose to walk away only to end up under a worse publisher which is Activision and then I can agree with you on that part as they truly sank there teeth in and anything bunjie now creates gets torn apart by acti ie Destiny, would of been much better still under ms. because Activision have been so good at ruining destiny for bunjie all because they're out for the money and greed gotten to them long time ago.
Trying to read this comment made my head hurt.
Thats funny you know it wont go multiplat? Im playing it right now on my PC 😂😂😂 Poor delusional Xbox fanboys, living in their own world...
How did this turn into a fanBOY fight? Fking children. Can't you go to Nick Jr or something and have your little sissy fights? N4G is basically the same argument asking the same question, with the same talking points in every comment section. It's incredibly boring and insane at the same time. All non-employee of MS or Sony fans just punch yourself in your little low IQ brainwashed heads....my gawd.....it's the same conversation for 20 years now.........lol.
Uncharted 1 water is even better than sea of thieves
well, the game in its current state, are the activitys finish or can you not experience everything you can do in Sea of thieves currently? I realize the game could be really bland when it releases, im just waiting it out not checking every single news about it
It's in it's alpha stage. An alpha is just to make sure the game engine is working and bug free. They will add actual content in the beta. Not saying you did this, but I'm tired of people saying, "there's nothing to do." No shit it's a damn alpha.
Well after the most recent play session I finally got a chance to play a decent amount of SoT. With a group of people it's fun as hell. I could imagine it would be extremely boring if you went the solo route. That being said I wasn't sure about SoT at first, but now I'd say there's 95% chance that it'll be a day one buy for me. Assuming it doesn't launch near some other big title I'm interested in.
"I love the water in Sea of Thieves (not so much the game, seems boring so far." quote, SAME.
When it comes to PS4 are they leaving the water effects out?
Depends on how many dotted lines Bluehole signed.
it'll be crushed by Monster Hunter World anyway non MH gamers still don't know what kind of super addictive crack that'll hit 'em next year, better be prepared lol.
Still wont make me feel any better trying to swim across islands to avoid the guantlets on the bridges
Keep in mind that little to none of the proprietary Microsoft tech will make it into the PS4 version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds similar in the same way that the Minecraft 4K texture pack may never appear on the PS4. Though the latter part of my statement may happen due to Minecraft being MS goodwill gesture to help kick start with in the industry a feature developers and customer have asked for, for years now. (Cross-Network Play) And if you're old enough to have witnessed it, then you're aware of the truth in that comment. The statement made by wccftech.com: "Also, in a funny twist, Microsoft will indirectly help improve a game that’s eventually going to end up on Sony’s rival PlayStation 4 console". That is pure conjecture by the article's author designed to make the PS4 owner feel better about the game's Sony platform situation. By the time they get started developing and talking about the PS4 version of PUBG we will also start to get word about MS/Sony next gen systems. The PS4 version of PUBG will have its own development path separate from this Bluehole / MS deal. And really PS gamers isn't that the way you would want it.
I feel dumber for having read that.
The truth scares you huh. I have read some of your previous post, and I'm not sure how it would be possible for you to feel any dumber then you actually are bud.
@frostypants This is obviously part of their exclusivity deal, and MS would never allow them to use their technology on another machine without express consent. That's how software licensing works. This is probably just MS ensuring that the game takes a very long time to appear elsewhere, because if this tech becomes tied to gameplay, the team will have to develop a facsimile that doesn't infringe on MS's intellectual property, or else a license to publish on Playstation will have to be sought. This is both short-sighted by BlueHole and a very shrewd move from MS.
Nice. Good way to do a partnership!
Well it looks like Microsoft wants to try and keep this partnership going.
They will if they're smart. This is more important than anything else they have announced from their internal studios.
Yeah, it's the biggest thing on PC right now, no wonder Microsoft wants to keep a healthy partnership with Bluehole. @Alexious Spot on.
Yeah i know, just like Hideo Kojima from Death Stranding uses the decima engine from Guerrilla.
Wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft buy bluehole in the future
Battlegrounds is a very popular game so it would definitely be a good buy.
What a cool little underappreciated detail.
That's a nice set of words ya got there. Have a good day😇
I wish they would clarify the exclusivity of the game....so people like me May actually consider buying the xb1. With this development, it might be moving to bring more exclusive if that makes sense.
In another interview Brandon Greene said the reason they're not doing PS4 exclusivity right now is that they have a small team and they want to focus on PC and Xbox, and because PS4 has no early access/game preview program. So it'll probably launch on PS4 at some point, but if you don't want to wait potentially another year after it comes out on Xbox you'll probably want the X1 version.
Ugh, should say "PS4 version" not "PS4 exclusivity". I hate how often I don't proofread the crap I post.
@cy, but there ahve been games released on PS4 that are early access. Paragon and ark just to name a couple
I can wait a year. Other games to play until then.
'eeh it will be exclusive for a year or more considering they haven't made any effort yet to port it to ps4. Looks like they are all in with Microsoft for NOW but whenever the dev or Microsoft or Sony won't give a definitive answer on exclusitivity that means that its going to the other console, just a question of WHEN, not if. -I don't blame them for not saying HOW LONG it's exclusive to Xbox, because they most likely don't know= they haven't planned that far ahead yet/busy with current work.
It'll come out on PS but it may take years.. ark and elite were almost two years in waiting. Conan may be longer than a year, astroneer who knows but it's been over a year. Easy compatibility, PC ports first, and early access is a boon for xbox and it works for me. PS has games too so no need for added salt
You're going to be waiting a long time I feel
Minimum 2 years imo if ever could see Microsoft buying them in the future
So I found Microsoft some how screws PS4 players out of getting the game then you'll buy an Xbox. wow
That's the nature of the business. Ms isn't forcing it, the developers can say no. They might already have said no. We don't really know much right now.
Why not? Never hear excuses for having to get a PS4 for exclusives, it's the way the industry is.
Rare to (potentially) share Rares water tech. Credit where it’s due.
Awesome....love to hear about collaboration like this.
The best water ... only on XBOX!
The highest quality water pixels.
What's so special about SoT water... Seems pretty generic and nothing to brag about when the game looks like a jaggy mess
Game looks pretty good since the more recent updates as far as graphics go. Water is pretty well done....if not one of it's best artistic attributes. One may not like the style of the graphics, but they aren't bad. Certainly not a jaggy mess.
I didn't mean it as an insult. The game has a certain cartoonish style, which is perfect for what they're doing. I'm just not understanding with all the beautiful games that have come out over the years (some of which had incredible water, Black flag, uncharted etc) why are they bragging about their water when some have done it better... Be proud of what you're doing, don't embellish it for the sake of embellishments... They've been talking about the water for years and they're the ones who have to point it out, because no-one would've even noticed or point it out..... It's like they're trying to overload us with lies, which will then become the truth after repeatedly hearing it for years.... Let the game speak for itself.
Have you physically took the time to play SOT? The water is on another level.
You're spot on about the catroonish style with the exception of the water. That's the only aspect of the game that wasn't cartoony from what I played. There are times when lightening strikes and you see it through the crashing water and it looks incredible. Oh and when you fall overboard and look up to see the rolling ocean above you is one of the coolest visuals that i've seen used in a video game. I can only imagine what that would look like on a 4k big screen.
im in the SoT beta... the water is actually more realistic than cartoon based...
Uninformed people really shouldn't post.
MS must want total exclusivity. Goes to show you how MS follows trend, they don't create them.
Lol does anyone really create trends besides developers? Neither sony or microsoft can succeed in making trends. Gaming industry is hard to predict because gamers are fickle about what becomes popular.
540p AND 15 fps? SIGN ME UP.
I am the first one to jump on those people PC Master Race members who claim the PC is power of all domains but, ignore the other 70% or more of machines that are only capable running games at 1080 or less. But, heck a game (Sea of Thieves) that allows ANY PC or tablet running Windows 10 to play the game no matter how weak the graphics card is still an impressive move. Although not ideal gaming mode anyone here would want and definitely not on a modern console, mocking 15fps with a holy then though attitude would make most of hypocritical when feel differently when those PC gamer with super rigs mock the consoles. These lowly PCs (of which their are millions - probably more than PS4s actually) this mode would be the best option because of their graphics capabilities. And even if the pool of players using it is almost non-existent it still is no one left behind moment. The closest on the console would be like Sony releasing Horizon and having it run on PS2, PS3, and PS4. Unlike most PC gamers who say just upgrade, that is not an option for the majority of PCs in realty, Most people don't upgrade internals (especially graphic cards) until they buy a new PC.
Interesting. Wonder if that affects the game coming to ps4?
This exactly. I dont see them releasing a game with the tech from MS on a other console.
Microsoft is not a fanboy, they are a business. If this tech is not specific to DirectX than there should be no reason it is not used on any PS4 version that arrives. Remember they also own Havok and several other gaming pieces used in many games on the PS4. If Microsoft would act the way many here do with their clinging to fanboyism than they would make such tech like Havok impossible to use on any non Windows product, but Microsoft doesn't and I assume the same would be true with this water tech.