Popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (or PUBG) will be released for PS4 this December, according to Eurogamer and analyst Daniel Ahmed.
The PS4 release comes one year after PUBG was released for the Xbox One as a timed console exclusive. The timing makes sense: the duration of the timed exclusivity deal was a year, so a December PS4 release date would coincide with the expiry of said deal. It hasn’t technically been officially announced by developer Bluehole yet, but several leaks – including images on Sony’s servers, a PSN Store Content ID, and a Korean ratings board listing – very strongly suggest that a PS4 release for the game is imminent.
Meanwhile, over in Microsoft town, PUBG is apparently getting “big news” at this year’s XO18 Microsoft fan event. We’re not sure exactly what the nature of this news will be, but it’s very unlikely to be a concrete announcement of the PS4 release date, so expect new maps or content of some sort, possibly with timed Xbox exclusivity.
That ain’t all, though. Bluehole and PUBG are teaming up with DC (yes, the comics company) to bring players a Suicide Squad-themed crossover. We are, of course, referring to the incredibly well-received 2016 movie rather than the comic book version. Again, we’re not entirely sure exactly what form the Suicide Squad crossover will take. Players will be able to use Joker and Harley Quinn-themed skins during gameplay, but whether a new game mode is in the works (a la Fortnite‘s Infinity War crossover event) we just don’t know yet.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a multiplayer online battle royale game which entered Early Access in March 2017. A full release for PC, and an Early Access version on Xbox One via the Xbox Game Preview program, followed in December 2017. The game was finally officially launched on Xbox One in September 2018. PUBG has had its fair share of controversy since its release, including widespread cheating, poor PC performance, a lawsuit from the developer with Epic Games, and a potential ban in China.
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