- It looks like “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” the game
whose success paved the way for “Fortnite:
Battle Royale,” is coming to the PlayStation 4.
- The game hasn’t officially been announced, but files
for the game are present in the PlayStation 4 game database, and
the online PSN store.
- “PUBG” is one
of the most popular action games on PC, but it’s been console
exclusive to the Xbox One for the past year.
It looks like “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” the game that is
largely credited with sparking the popularity of battle royale
shooting games like “Fortnite: Battle Royale,” is set for release
on PlayStation 4.
While Bluehole, the game’s developer, has yet to confirm a PS4
fans have discovered files on PlayStation 4 consoles and in
Sony’s online PlayStation Network store. Last month the South
Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee
leaked ratings for a PlayStation 4 version of the game as well.
A representative for the game declined to comment.
“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” or “PUBG,” was officially
released on PC in May 2017 and has been console exclusive to the
Xbox One since December 2017. The game was in Microsoft’s Xbox Game
Preview program until September 4th, when version 1.0 was
officially released. The mobile version of the game is also one of
the most popular video games in China.
Like “Fortnite: Battle Royale” and other games that it
inspired, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” throws 100 players onto a
single map with scattered resources. Players need to find weapons
and items to defend themselves as the safe areas of the map begin
to shrink. The last player or team surviving at the end of the
round is the winner.
Though “PUBG” helped pioneer the battle royale genre, the game
has seen its star wane, even as rivals like “Fortnite” have
skyrocketed to success and challengers like
“Call of Duty’s” Blackout and “Battlefield
V’s” Firestorm continue to crop up. and. “PlayerUnknown’s
Battlegrounds” has a smaller development team than those games and
has struggled to keep up with the demands of a massive
In November of 2017, “PUBG” was averaging 1.3 million players
each day, according to
SteamCharts, which tracks players on Steam, the most popular
platform for PC games. The average number of daily “PUBG” players
has since dwindled to about 450,000 over the last 30 days.
Still, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” remains one of the three
most popular games on Steam by a wide margin, alongside “Dota 2”
and “CounterStrike: Global Offensive.”
With “PUBG” available on multiple platforms, players are
wondering if Bluehole will be able to implement cross-platform
play. Earlier this year “Fortnite” became the first game to offer
cross-platform play between the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo
Switch, PC, and mobile devices. Bluehole has expressed interest in
allowing cross-platform play in the past, but nothing has been
“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is currently available on PC and
Xbox One for $29.99. This hypothetical PS4 version will likely
carry a similar price.
Source: FS – All – Entertainment – News
It looks like the smash-hit game that paved the way for 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' is finally coming to PlayStation 4 (SNE)