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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will not meet its six-month early access window, according to Brendan Greene, otherwise known as PlayerUnknown.

Since the battle royale shooter launched, the plan has been to release version 1.0 of the game by October, but now the plan is to the release it by the end of Q4 2017.

“Over the past few months I have done a lot of interviews, and in many of them, I said we hoped to be out of Early Access six months after we first launched,” Greene explained. “I’ve come to realize that restricting the window to a specific month could hinder us from delivering a fully featured game and/or lead to disappointment within the community if the launch deadline is not met.

“So, we have decided that we are going push the full launch back a bit from the initial six-month timeframe, but want to assure you that we are still planning a full release before the end of Q4 2017.”

Greene added that the team at Bluehole will continue to release weekly and monthly updates for the game through to release “to ensure that the game we release is the best version possible.”

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now on PC via Steam Early Access, and will be coming to Xbox One later this year.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds full release pushed back

PlayerUnknown has updated his estimate for when the battle royale shooter will leave early access.

By Matthew Bennett | 07/7/2017 06:04 AM PT

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will not meet its six-month early access window, according to Brendan Greene, otherwise known as PlayerUnknown.

Since the battle royale shooter launched, the plan has been to release version 1.0 of the game by October, but now the plan is to the release it by the end of Q4 2017.

“Over the past few months I have done a lot of interviews, and in many of them, I said we hoped to be out of Early Access six months after we first launched,” Greene explained. “I’ve come to realize that restricting the window to a specific month could hinder us from delivering a fully featured game and/or lead to disappointment within the community if the launch deadline is not met.

“So, we have decided that we are going push the full launch back a bit from the initial six-month timeframe, but want to assure you that we are still planning a full release before the end of Q4 2017.”

Greene added that the team at Bluehole will continue to release weekly and monthly updates for the game through to release “to ensure that the game we release is the best version possible.”

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available now on PC via Steam Early Access, and will be coming to Xbox One later this year.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89