Microsoft has announced that Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will be hitting the Xbox One family by the end of the last quarter of 2017. This will be its first console debut since it launched on Steam early access earlier this year. The console version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds promises to bring with it enhanced bells and whistles for the Xbox One X version of the title. The games creator, Brendan Green, unveiled that the game will be coming to Microsoft’s consoles while onstage at Microsoft’s E3 conference. During the reveal, it was noted that the game would be a console launch exclusive, alluding to the fact that the title may come to PlayStation some time later.
For those who may be unfamiliar with the game, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is a tactical third person shooter, survival game. Players spawn in large maps or battlegrounds, set in both exterior and interior environments. Players are tasked with foraging through their surroundings for weapons, ammo and other gear in the hopes of taking out other enemy players and coming out on top. The 1 vs 100 system means that there can only be one victor. If that wasn’t enough, the title also features a mechanic in which safe areas of the game shrinks as time progresses. If a player doesn’t get to a safe zone within a set time limit, they’ll die and miss out on the chance of coming out on top.
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has, impressively, already garnered over 67,000 players on Steam alone since its release, as well holding the number one spot on Twitch, with anywhere from 150,000 viewers at any given time.
The console version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is set out come out on Xbox One sometime in early 2018.