Even has PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds player count begins to start dwindling on PC as more Battle Royale games become readily available for the public, it looks like the PlayStation 4 version is finally preparing for an announcement in the rather near future.
With Tokyo Game Show well underway, we’ve been getting a lot of news and previews regarding upcoming games ranging from the recent announcement of Raphael joining the cast of Soul Calibur VI to the announcement of Big Hero Six joining the cast of Kingdom Hearts III with the most recent story trailer.
But one little announcement (rather a big one for PUBG fans) could be just around the corner during Tokyo Game Show or Sony’s PlayStation Experience later this year. In a rather unique find, Twitter user Nibellion noticed that the Korean Game Management Committee has officially rated PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for PlayStation 4.
At the time of writing there has not been an official announcement made by Bluehole or PUBG Corp. regarding the official PlayStation 4 launch. The potential announcement comes after nearly a year since the release of the Xbox One Game Preview for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which recently came into full release on both PC and Xbox One.
During the interview with Ivenglobal, PUBG Corp. CEO Chang Han Kim opened up about the future of the game and if or when it would launch on PlayStation 4 after Microsoft backed the game’s development on the Xbox One and Xbox One X last December, “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. If we have the opportunity, the final goal would be to launch the title on every platform.
Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One are like pre-release, so they don’t have a restriction on quality. However, PS is very strict about this. There were cases where a game took 6 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.”
With PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds finally being a fully-launched title on PC and Xbox One, it would not be surprising if a PlayStation 4 version is on the horizon and could launch in Early 2019 for PlayStation 4 owners. As far as announcements go, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds already has a teased Snow Map called Dihor Otok that has been teased as the next map for the game.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available for PC via Steam and the Xbox One family of consoles for $29.99 USD and will find itself in competition with Call of Duty: Black Ops IV‘s upcoming Blackout Mode on Oct. 12, 2018.
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