When you talk about hit games of the last couple of years, you usually talk high-profile AAA titles like Overwatch, Breath of the Wild, and more. Yet, the game that has EVERYONE talking is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This Battle Royale style game has taken Steam by storm, and it’s breaking records all over the place. In fact, the title has sold 13 million copies already, and it’s still in Steam Early Access. What’s more, it has more concurrent players than any other Steam game, which includes DOTA 2.
But, what’s coming next for the game? Well, the team at Bluehole are working hard to finish the game so it can have a proper release with many of the current issues of the game being fixed. What’s more, the game is coming to Xbox One later this year as an exclusive to consoles…or is it? An interview with Bloomberg may shine a light onto the true future of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
For in the interview, Bloomberg reveals that Bluehole is in talks with Sony to bring the game to PS4. Now granted, this will likely happen in 2018 (given their commitment to both Steam and Xbox One users) but the fact that it could go multi-platform is very intriguing.
What’s also intriguing is the thoughts shared on Reddit on this matter. For while some feel this is an “obvious” move, as who doesn’t want to sell more games and make more money, others see it as a “knee-jerk” move to recent events.
For you see, the console game Fortnite has been accused by many, including Bluehole, of “copying” PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds core gameplay in regards to the recent free update which gave the game a Battle Royale mode, almost to the letter of the original. So many are seeing this as a way of “countering” what Fortnite is doing, but we’ll have to see if it comes through.