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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Eventually Coming To Consoles

by Brian Shea on May 04, 2017 at 12:14 PM

One of the biggest hits on Steam lately has been PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The intense 100-player online multiplayer survival arena has sold over two million copies – quite a feat for a title exclusive to PC and still in Steam's Early Access program. However, that part about it being PC exclusive won't last forever according to a recent interview the game's creative director Brendan Greene gave Business Insider.

"We have a team working already on looking to port it to at least the Xbox [One]," Greene said in the interview. "We're looking at both consoles of course, but we have no time frame for both."

According to Business Insider, Greene's team at Bluehole Studios is looking at PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds exiting Early Access within the next several months, meaning the console versions could be out in the months following. Greene tells Business Insider that since the game is built using Unreal Engine, porting it to consoles won't be a massive undertaking, and the team has enough resources that they can finish the PC version while looking into other platforms at the same time.

For more on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, check out our videos that include surviving in our underwear and an archived livestream of our time with the game. In addition, check out this month's issue of Game Informer for exclusive information on two upcoming maps.

[Source: Business Insider]

 

Our Take
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is already one of the biggest games of 2017 and it hasn't even been officially released yet. With the game putting up those kinds of sales numbers as an Early Access title that is only available on PC at the moment, it's amazing to think of the milestones the game could reach when it ultimately leaps to consoles. It sounds like that could be a ways off at this point, but I know I'm already looking forward to it.