More information that points towards PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) being released on PS4 has been leaked today. The Korean Game Rating Board has rated a PS4 version of the game, potentially showing that its exclusivity window on Xbox may soon be over. With the game being released for mobile in early 2018, the game will soon be on every platform excluding the Nintendo Switch.
Many associate PUBG with igniting the Battle Royal craze that has been dominating gaming recently, despite it not being the first of the genre. It has caused other games to follow suit and join the genre and have included Call of Duty’s Blackout mode and the global sensation that is Fortnite.
The game was originally released on PC in March of 2017 and almost immediately became widely popular. Quickly rising to the top of the Steam charts, and hitting a peak of 3 million concurrent players in January 2018. Despite its mass popularity, it has been riddled with flaws and bugs since it’s release on PC. When Microsoft picked up the game as a console exclusive, it fits perfectly into their early access program that they had on the system. It launched in December of 2017 and has been in the program with constant updates before finally having a full release earlier this September.
Since there is now a full release game on a console, it’s not surprising to see that it may soon be making it way over to PS4 as they do not have a program similar to Microsoft’s early access. Additionally, this is only a rating of the game so we do not have any announcements of what content will be in the game on launch, including their new “War Mode” and several maps released over the early access window.
Many people are also questioning if it may be too late for PUBG on PS4 due to the global phenomenon that Fortnite has become, and with the initial impressions of Blackout being so positive. The Battle Royal genre has become incredibly competitive over the last year, and a subpar launch of PUBG on a new console could spell trouble for the game.
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