PlayStation 4 fans that are looking forward to potentially playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on their console have reason to be excited, but the wait could be a long one.
PUBG Corp CEO Chang Han Kim has kept the window open for the game to make its way to the PS4 eventually, he recently told Inven Global.
“As it’s going to be an exclusive title on Xbox One for some time, we’d like to focus on completing the Xbox One PUBG for now,” said Kim when asked about a potential PlayStation version of the game. “If we have the opportunity, the final goal would be to launch the title on every platform.”
Since PlayStation doesn’t offer an early access program like Steam or Xbox’s Game Preview, the game is not quite ready yet to land on the PlayStation console, regardless of any exclusivity deal that the game currently has with Microsoft.
“Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One are like pre-release, so they don’t have a restriction on quality,” said Kim. “However, [PlayStation] is very strict about this. There were cases where a game took six months more to launch even when it was already completed. We are still in the stage of learning the console development environment and console gamers’ taste. We need to think about other platforms after evaluating and completing the Xbox One version first.”
The Xbox One version of PUBG launched on Dec. 10, and the game has gotten off to a solid start sales-wise, but the console version is still quite rough around the edges when compared to the PC’s 1.0 edition.
Right now it seems more like a matter of when, and not if, the hugely successful battle royale title will make its way to this generation’s highest-selling console.