Almost exactly a year ago popular battle royale first-person shooter, Player Unknown’s Battlegounds (PUBG), made its debut on console — the Xbox One, that is. And now it’s free on Xbox One, for a while at least. We will also likely see it release on PS4 soon, according to rumour. Can’t have the PS4 players missing out on those chicken dinners, can we?
Previously only available on PC, PUBG has definitely aided in the massive boom of battle royale games. Now it’ll be available on most platforms, and hopefully soon on all of them (winks at Nintendo awkwardly).
Microsoft has made PUBG free on Xbox One today, but just for a ‘limited time’ How long that limited time is, we’re not sure. But we won’t question a R500 game that’s available for free, even if we had any serious questions.
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Then, according to rumours (like the ones swirling at Resetera), PUBG is about to launch on Sony’s PlayStation 4. It could debut next month, which would make sense because it has been suggested that Microsoft signed a one-year exclusivity deal with PUBG.
At launch PUBG had performance issues on the Xbox One, and we can only hope that devs have streamlined the game before a PS4 launch. We don’t have any word on cross-platform play yet. But judging by Sony’s game plan, we’ll likely not see it anytime soon. Maybe.