Official PUBG Release Date Confirmed For Xbox One
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is making its transition from PC to console with an officially confirmed release date. According to GameStop, the Bluehole-developed battle royale game is making its debut on the Xbox One on December 12, though there’s a bit of a catch. The GameStop page for the title’s console release has the game listed as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Game Preview Edition, which means that PUBG is parachute landing into what is essentially the Xbox One version of Steam’s early access program. As many veterans on Steam will tell you, this basically means that despite its official PUBG release date, the game is still launching as an unfinished product.
It’s not all bad news, though. As it is technically unfinished, the initial cost of PUBG on the Xbox One is a low $29.99, a price which may or may not change once the game is technically ‘complete’. That said, despite its status as an unfinished game, Steam’s version of PUBG has been steadily nearing completion, with a previous announcement by the developer suggesting that the game will reach “1.0” in late December, so within a month of the December 12 PUBG release date.
There are several moving parts to consider in regards to PUBG’s rapidly approaching launch date. For one, the new desert map that fans have been patiently waiting for should be arriving soon, though Bluehole – now PUBG Corp – hasn’t locked down an official release date. On the other hand, the game’s upcoming climbing and vaulting features – which were originally teased earlier this year – are currently on the developer’s test servers, which suggests that the long-awaited features should go live at some point in November. All things considered, although PUBG isn’t launching on the Xbox One as a completed game, there will still be plenty of new features arriving before or during the month of December, which should be enough to please the player bases on both PC and console versions of the game. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is currently available for PC, and will release for the Xbox One on December 12, 2017. An ‘enhanced’ version of the game will also be available on the Xbox One X at some point next year.
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