Rumour: PUBG Developers Bluehole Could Extend Xbox Exclusivity


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole has announced the formation of PUBG Corp., a subsidiary devoted to the game.

The thing is, right now, it's only on PC. Microsoft did previously get a timed exclusive on Rise of the Tomb Raider, which came to PC and PS4 nearly a full year after the Xbox release. The report from Bloomberg, which was picked up by IGN's news team, claims that developer Bluehole has been in further talks with Microsoft about the deal, following earlier talks with Sony.

Well, Microsoft isn't having any of that, it seems.

Global success isn't an overstatement either, PLAYERUNKOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS has become one of the most popular games in the world since its release in March of 2017.

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That said, one has to wonder just how much extending the exclusivity deal would cost Microsoft. The title has been very well received, selling over 10 million copies and solidifying its position as one of the most played PC games available on the market right now.

Bloomberg contacted a Microsoft spokesperson for some official word on this new development, but the spokesperson declined to comment on the matter - "Right now, the team is exclusively focused on bringing the best game possible to Xbox One and PC".

"Our development team has been continuously upgrading the service architecture to address the increasing concurrent player numbers and tackle any emerging issues", Bluehole said.

According to an interview with Bloomberg, Bluehole's executive producer Kim Chang-han revealed that the company are in talks with Sony regarding bringing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to PlayStation 4. "The announcement of our publishing the game on console today is an evolution of the strong partnership we've been building over many months".