Microsoft has become the official publisher of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for Xbox One.
Chang Han Kim, the vice president of Bluehole, Inc. and executive producer for PUBG, revealed this news earlier today, as Bluehole has extended their partnership with Microsoft.
“Back in June at E3, we announced that PUBG will be launching exclusively on Xbox One in the Xbox Game Preview program in late 2017,” Kim said. “Ever since then we have come to realize that we have a shared vision for the direction of the game with the Xbox team. This led to our decision on extending our partnership with Microsoft and I’m happy to announce it now includes Microsoft as the publisher for our PUBG on Xbox One.”
Along with this announcement, fans also got their first glimpse at what PUBG will look like on Xbox One—the gameplay was revealed at gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany.
The popular battle royale game will be exclusive to console on the Xbox One later this year, according to Kim.
“We are excited to continue and further strengthen our partnership with Microsoft and are super excited to meet the Xbox community,” Kim said. “We will be launching exclusively on Xbox One in the Xbox Game Preview program later this year and we can’t wait to see all the Xbox fans on the battlefield.”
This game has been an instant success, and it’ll be interesting to see how the community reacts to playing PUBG on Xbox One.