Early-access mega-hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One’s Game Preview program on December 12th, per a recent announcement from the developer.
The Xbox One release will coincide with the launch of version 1.0 on the PC in late December, though the developer has still yet to nail down a specific release date following its delay out of October.
Battlegrounds‘ launch on Xbox One will also mark the first time that Battlegrounds will offer in-game purchases on the Xbox One with the release of three limited-edition cosmetic packs. The PUBG Warrior Pack, PUBG Accessory Pack, and PUBG Tracksuit Pack will be standalone purchases only available through the Xbox One Game Preview version.
Another thing to note is that Battlegrounds will not be playable in 4K on the Xbox One X, though it will be “enhanced” and feature HDR.
Both PC and Xbox One versions of Battlegrounds “are being developed at the same time, but they both have their own separate roadmaps,” PUBG Corp. CEO Chang Han Kim stated in the release date announcement. “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.”
It will be interesting to see how the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds formula translates to consoles, especially when it comes to mechanics like auto-aim. Meanwhile, publisher Bluehole, Inc. is in talks with Sony about bringing the battle royale game to PlayStation 4, though nothing has been confirmed yet.
Source: Xbox Wire