The new title that’s been taking the PC platform by storm was announced by Microsoft for console during the E3 2017 Xbox briefing.
The Battle Royale title has already sold more than three million copies since its Early Access release on March 23, 2017 and is currently the third most played game on Steam.
The peak concurrent users (simultaneous active players) can top 200,000 and hits the number one most watched game on Twitch multiple times a week.
Developers Bluehole have confirmed that the popular PC title will launch exclusively on Xbox One’s Game Preview Program later this year.
But while that will prove to be the first build of the game, the full Battlegrounds release on consoles will not launch until 2018, for Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X.
The Preview Program will make it possible for the development team to create a working version of the game quicker, using the constant fan feedback as a way to tune the game.
“Microsoft’s Game Preview program allows us to get feedback directly from players, something that has been crucial to our success on Steam Early Access,” stated Chang Han Kim, VP and Executive Producer at Bluehole, Inc.
“Furthermore, Xbox Live’s solid multiplayer capabilities will enable us to deliver the most complete Battle Royale experience to players worldwide.”
Battlegrounds challenges players to eliminate their opponents on a realistic 8 x 8 km island with visuals powered by Unreal Engine 4.
Starting with nothing, gamers must fight to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies as they strive to be the lone survivor.
“We’re super excited to welcome PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS to the Xbox One Game Preview Program!” said Chris Charla, Director of ID@Xbox, Microsoft.
“Since its launch on PC earlier this year, we’ve been enthusiastic players and it’s been awesome to see its meteoric rise to popularity!
“We’re eager to collaborate with the team at Bluehole to bring PUBG to the Xbox One community, especially with console launch exclusivity.”
Source: xbox one – Google News