Microsoft Might Extend PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Exclusivity

  • Microsoft Might Extend PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Exclusivity

Microsoft Might Extend PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One Exclusivity

But there's also another reason for the bad reviews, mainly in China, as Bluehole chose to include ads in the main menu of the game, even though players already paid the Early Access cost.

During this year's Gamescom event, Microsoft announced an exclusive partnership to help publish the standalone Battle Royale on Xbox One (including Xbox One X) this year. While Microsoft is publishing the game when it comes to its console, a move that's led to speculation about how long Xbox will have the exclusive, a recent Bloomberg interview with PUBG's developer, Bluehole, confirmed that they're looking for a bit more than just the Xbox.

Well, Microsoft isn't having any of that, it seems.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is slated to hit the Xbox One later this year, and is now available in early access on Steam at $29.99 United States dollars. "Despite our daily efforts, there were some unexpected issues during peak times and we were unable to resolve some of the issues as fast as we would have wanted to".

Bluehole, Inc.is also restructuring its company to form a subsidiary called PUBG Corp., which will handle all the developments involving "PUBG".

Bluehole CEO Chang Byung-gyu yesterday explained that he "has had talks with all of the major console companies" about Battlegrounds' future releases. The title has been very well received, selling over 10 million copies and solidifying its position as one of the most played PC games available on the market right now. If we're seeing 1.5 million concurrent users on the PC right now, where would those numbers be if Battlegrounds was on both Xbox and PlayStation consoles? What they are doing to bring down the damage is a third-party exclusive deal - Sony has many of them - Bungie's Destiny 2, Sledgehammer Games' Call of Duty: WWII, and many others.