While Sony gets exclusive content for games such as the Call of Duty and Destiny series, the company couldn’t land the biggest game of the year. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be coming to the Xbox One way before PlayStation fans will be able to play the popular title on the PS4.
Microsoft and the game’s creators, Bluehole, are currently discussing plans to bring PUBG to the Xbox One X, according to a report from Bloomberg. Supposedly there are plans to keep the game solely on the Xbox One for as long as possible. Exclusivity agreements typically consists of three-month terms, and if the report is true then Xbox could be the only console system to have PUBG available well into the middle of next year. Sony has also expressed interests in acquiring the title for the PS4, but there are no official agreements established between Sony and the game’s creators.
Currently available for PC, PUBG has sold 13 million copies since it was released for Early Access this past March. The highly addicting multiplayer battle royale title has over 2 million concurrent players, and has already broken game sales records. The game’s unique take on multiplayer matches has led to its success. Pitting you against 99 other players online, your objective is to survive on an island and scavenge for weapons and vehicles to eliminate other players until there’s one last player standing the victor. The playable map area decreases in size over time, forcing the remaining players to engage in closer battles.
PUBG would boost sales for the Xbox One, and the timing couldn’t be a smarter move for Microsoft. A release of the game around the same time of many other anticipated titles coming out before the end of this year, those including Battlefront II and Call of Duty: WWII. Sony could still land an agreement to have PUBG on the PS4 much sooner than projected, but for that we’ll just have to wait and see.
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