With Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 coming to consoles this fall, it’s about to be clash-of-the-battle royale games. Fortnite is still king when it comes to this genre, and while that could change with Blackout and Firestorm, PUBG also wants in on the action.
Currently, you can only use PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PC, Xbox One, iOS, and Android, but that could all change this winter. PUBG faces some harsh competition if it releases on PS4, but could that be just what it needs to gain more market share?
As reported by Eurogamer and spotted on a Korean Game Rating Board, it’s possible that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) could be making its way to PlayStation 4 this winter.
PUBG is one of the first battle royale-style games to come out in recent memory, and many credit it with getting everyone else on the hype train which launched Fortnite as well as the upcoming Blackout and Firestorm.
Fortnite currently reigns king as one of the highest grossing games in the world right now, but PUBG is till the OG when it comes to battle royale games.
Though the game has only been out for about 1.5 years, the platform support is fairly limited. PUBG just came out of Early Access on Xbox, and also recently graduated from the preview section of Steam making its big version 1.0 debut.
The game still has its fair share of bugs, but what doesn’t when you’re playing with 100 people on a wide-open landscape.
PUBG was originally a PC exclusive, which then made its way to Xbox in December of last year, and smartphones several months after that.
It makes sense that PUBG could launch on PS4 this winter as it would align with the previous console launch, but there’s no information set in stone quite yet. We’re confident on the source, however, because it predicted Fortnite coming to Switch before its official release.
Sony doesn’t generally allow beta games on its platform, however, so if PUBG does launch on the company’s platform, it’s unknown if it will be at feature parity with Xbox/PC or lagging behind.
PUBG still has quite a few active players, with Steam reporting nearly 1,000,000 players in the past 24 hours launching the game, though on average it’s around 550,000 active per month recently. That’s still a huge number though, and only represents the PC side of the game, and not Xbox or mobile.
PUBG would face some serious competition if it launches on PS4 this winter, however. But, for those who aren’t a fan of Fortnite (like me), and prefer a more realistic gameplay style, this could be a great alternative to the regular priced Black Ops 4 or Battlefield V, as PUBG is only $30 to buy on the Microsoft store, we’d expect similar pricing on PlayStation should it launch.
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