Playerunknown Battlegrounds Sells Over 8 Million Copies, Coming To Microsoft Xbox
Playerunknown Battlegrounds has sold over 8 million copies, and it’s an ever present reminder of how popular this game has become. Way back during E3, we already know that PUBG will indeed be coming to Microsoft’s Xbox One. During Gamescom’s Microsoft livestream yesterday, Brendan Greene again reiterated the future plans for the game.
Developers Bluehole and Microsoft will be strengthening their partnership, with the latter now set to publish for the Xbox version. In addition to publishing, Microsoft will also handle development to a certain extent for the console version. If anything, the console port will be rolling out quicker due to Microsoft’s expertise on the matter.
However, let’s take nothing away from the true milestone on display here. 8 million PUBG players in as many months is an astounding accomplishment for an indie game with humble beginnings. Whatever they may do in the future, the game will most likely continue to be followed closely by its legion of fans. Even introducing microtransaction boxes a month or so ago isn’t enough to deter players. At its core, PUBG offers incredibly competitive and casual reputability that now has even greater potential thanks to its global exposure.