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PS4 players could have to wait even longer for PUBG

PS4 players could have to wait even longer for PUBG

"Right now, the team is exclusively focused on bringing the best game possible to Xbox One and PC". Well, over time we did learn that it's not going to be a full exclusive (Bluehole probably has enough money to not make this short-sighted decision), and that Sony is "in talks" to bring the game to PS4. This would allow them to keep the game under their umbrella of consoles for some time before PlayStation 4 owners were able to try out the multi-man mayhem despite there being no definite announcement for a PS4 version in the works. It's beyond a breakout hit - it's the hottest game of 2017 by a longshot. Since its debut, it has broken all sorts of records and has even been considered a potential Game Of The Year candidate despite it not even being finished yet.

"Our development team has been continuously upgrading the service architecture to address the increasing concurrent player numbers and tackle any emerging issues", Bluehole said.

And that's the success Microsoft was trying to capitalize on with its exclusivity deal.

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Previously it's been revealed that the company are pursuing both options, but that was before PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, appeared at the Xbox conference at E3 earlier this year to reveal that the game would be landing on Xbox One as a "console exclusive". Microsoft is also not too far behind - in fact they managed to crack a deal with Bluehole to release PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as a console exclusive (timed-exclusive deal obviously).

"Chang [Byung-gyu] says his company has had talks with all of the major console companies about bringing PUBG to a broader audience", Bloomberg wrote.

Bluehole and Microsoft didn't respond to a request for comment on the extended exclusivity talks as of publishing. However, the report suggests that this exclusivity period for the Xbox One could be extended well into 2018. As such, Microsoft could very well have to pay a hefty sum to make this deal a reality.


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