Well, I’m pretty sure that there’s more than a few happy Xbox One fans, thanks to this news. Oh, I got ahead of myself, didn’t I? Well, in that case – Microsoft and Bluehole have announced that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One as a console launch exclusive through the Xbox Game Preview program on December 12, 2017! We knew it was coming, but now we have a date.
However, if you’re used to the PC version, you may find out that the Xbox One version is a tad different. Per the press release, it seems that the Xbox One development will hinge on player feedback. Meaning what isn’t an issue on the PC, could be on the Xbox One. How different the changes haven’t been laid out, but expect more news once the Xbox One version is released.
Beginning December 12, Xbox fans will be able to play PUBG while it’s still in early access through the Xbox Game Preview program. We’re approaching development on Xbox One with the same community-driven focus that we’ve taken with the game on PC. As a result, the ultimate battle royale experience that fans play on Xbox One will be slightly different than what players know today on PC.
The Xbox One version will be priced at $29.99. HDR support will be included for the Xbox One X, with 4K becoming available once it hits the final release. The Xbox One version also not feature any in-game purchases, for now.
In addition, the PC version and the Xbox One version will be bumped up to release 1.0. It’s still not a retail release, but it’s a step closer.
Both versions are being developed at the same time, but they both have their own separate roadmaps. Various Xbox One features and functionality will change and come online over time just like they have on PC, with our goal being to have both versions align to each other as soon as possible.
Feedback as you know has been critical to the game’s success, so beginning December 12 we want to hear from Xbox fans on what they think about PUBG and how we can make the best version of the game possible.
To celebrate the occasion, there will be several new skins being released as well. Three special, limited-edition cosmetic packs – the PUBG Warrior Pack, the PUBG Accessory Pack and the PUBG Tracksuit Pack.
These packs will be exclusive to Xbox fans as standalone offers available for a limited time. No word on the price these limited-edition items, but more info will be coming in the future.
Editor’s Note: Ever since I started playing PUBG, I’ve been hooked. So, of course, I can’t wait to see how the Xbox One version, fares. Hopefully, it will support mouse and keyboard support.