Microsoft and Bluehole, the devolopers of Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds, have reached a deal that makes Microsoft the exclusive publisher of PUBG. The extremely popular competitive shooter is only on PC as of right now, but is planned to come to Xbox One sometime this year. The developers have also been open to bringing the game to other platform’s such as the PS4, but this deal will most likely keep PUBG from making its way to other systems.
Bluehole has been trying to get PUBG on the Xbox One for a while now, and with Microsoft’s money and support, PUBG will most likely be making its way to the Xbox One sooner than expected. This is a big win for Microsoft as they are in dire need of some exclusive games, and since Crackdown 3 recently got delayed till next year this at least gives Microsoft an exclusive other than Cuphead for this year.
PUBG is a major hit on PC selling over 8 million copies and is one of the most popular games on the market, so this is a very good move for Microsoft and might actually help move some consoles. So far, Sony has been absolutely killing Microsoft in the exclusive department, so this will at the very least be a step in the right direction for Microsoft.
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