PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Developers Are Currently Focused On Xbox and PC; Cross Platform Play Under Consideration
“We just don’t have the time.”
Will PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds ever make it to PlayStation? That has been the query on everybody’s minds ever since Microsoft introduced earlier this yr that it has secured some type of exclusivity on what is perhaps the most important sport of the yr. What is the extent of that exclusivity? Is it non permanent or everlasting? Console exclusivity? No exclusivity in any respect, past the blissful accident of PS4 not having an Early Access program?
It feels like, in the interim, a PS4 model of the sport is just not within the works. Speaking in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene mentioned that the small improvement workforce of the sport is at the moment targeted on the PC and Xbox variations.
“This is just, as I keep saying, our team size is just so limited at the moment. We can only focus on PC and Xbox. We just don’t have the time, and Xbox has the Preview Program, which allows us to – like Early Access – develop the game with the players. That’s where our focus is right now, and we just want to make the best version of the game for both of those platforms,” he mentioned.
Greene additionally revealed that cross platform play between the Xbox and PC variations of the sport is at the moment below consideration- if not essentially one thing they’ve dedicated to. “We’re looking into it. We’d like to see some form of cross-play, but we think it would only be fair if it was keyboard and mouse versus keyboard and mouse, or controller versus controller. But it’s still under heavy discussion.”
Which makes sense- it’s a tough sport, and keyboard and mouse customers can be at a dreadful benefit in opposition to console gamers. Whatever the implementation finally ends up being, we will solely hope that it is going to be honest. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is offered now on PC, and it is because of launch on Xbox One by the top of the yr.