After the first debut of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game on Xbox One, lots of hardcore fans of this Battle Royale game wondered if it would arrive at PS4 or not, and this is still a big question of the majority of the gamers, especially the PS4 users.
Before finding out the answer to that big question, if you are interested in PUBG, you can play it on Microsoft Windows or Xbox One. The game is downloaded for free from Steam, and it has been the most played game on Steam every day for months, with a lot of downloads from across the globe.
Will PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game be released on PS4?
Perhaps, PUBG game will soon be seen on PS4 platform at some point in the forthcoming time. However, this is just a speculation when the game is still causing the fever phenomenon on Microsoft Windows and PS4 platforms.
Chang Han Kim – the CEO of PUBG Corporation to InvenGlobal – already shared his thoughts about this stuff “As it’s going to be an exclusive title on Xbox One for some time, we’d like to focus on completing the Xbox One PUBG for now. If we have the opportunity, the final goal would be to launch the title on every platform.”
“We definitely do have plans for other platforms,” – said Kim in an interview in Business Insider in June 2017. “But no details have been finalized yet.”
Kim also expressed his thoughts about wanting PUBG to be playable on all platforms in the InvenGlobal interview: “I’d like PUBG to become a universal media franchise based on the game. We want to take part in diverse industries including eSports, movies, drama, cartoons, animation, and more. In fact, we received a couple of lovely calls from a number of developers in Hollywood and Netflix. Our dream is to build a new game-based culture through various ways like this, and have the lead of that culture”
The difficulty in Early Access
Thanks to the game preview program, the Xbox One users were able to get access to PUBG before PS4 owners. The game is still in its development stage, and it’s not totally completed yet. The first release was on Steam via the Early Access program, and the main release was on the official Steam page in December 2017.
Not only on Steam, PUBG also made its hot debut on the Xbox One platform even though it’s in the development stage. It’s only available within Microsoft’s Game Preview service. This is the console that lets the players examine the game quality and performance before a full release. PUBG Xbox One costs $29.99/£24.99, or it will be free of charge if you purchase a brand new Xbox One X. Both PlayStation and Nintendo don’t provide the users with a service on PS4 or Switch. Therefore, it won’t be easy to give an access to these platforms until PUBG is accomplished.
“We see Xbox Game Preview very much like Early Access on Steam, so we are trying to evolve the game more with the feedback of the users,” – Kim explained in an interview with OXM in last December. “We want to push out as many updates as we can, but it’s very difficult to do frequent updates when it comes to the console platform, so on this we’re currently consulting with the Xbox team on how to make this happen more quickly.”
“Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One are like pre-release, so they don’t have a restriction on quality,” – Kim explained this to InvenGlobal. “However, PlayStation is very strict about this. There were cases where a game took 6 months more to launch even when it was already completed. We are still in the stage of learning the console development environment and console gamers’ taste. We need to think about other platforms after evaluating and completing the Xbox One version first.”
Taking everything into account, it will be both good and bad news when referring to PUBG on PS4. No matter what occurs, the PS4 users will be finally able to play the game on their device, even though this takes a long period of time. When PUBG eventually comes to PS4, you can be sure that you are using the best version! You won’t experience issues and bugs in terms of gameplay, graphics, performance, etc. In addition, it will be a high chance for you to access to both maps, the first person mode and more.