While also announcing that the megahit PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has just passed 8 million copies sold, game creator Brendan Green has confirmed that Microsoft will be publishing PUBG on Xbox One, and that the game will become a part of the Xbox Game Preview program.
While there wasn’t much more information given for the Xbox One version and the release date still being slightly vague as “Late 2017”, having Microsoft on-board to help the process along can only be a good thing for Xbox gamers clamoring for their chance to hit the battleground.
“Our goal is to deliver the best Battle Royale experience to a global audience and our partnership with Microsoft will allow us to do just that,” said Chang Han Kim, VP of Bluehole, Inc and Executive Producer for PUBG. “This partnership with Microsoft will accelerate the development and delivery of PUBG to console players around the world as we utilize their vast resources and impressive technical, sales and marketing expertise.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the team at Bluehole to bring Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds exclusively to our players on Xbox One this year,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “We’ve been huge fans since the very earliest days, and worked hard to bring the game successfully to our E3 briefing. The announcement of our publishing the game on console today is an evolution of the strong partnership we’ve been building over many months.”
For now, feast your eyes on the E3 trailer for PUBG on Xbox One, and stay tuned to Marooners’ Rock for all things PUBG and so much more!