According to an interview with Bloomberg, Bluehole’s executive producer Kim Chang-han revealed that the company are in talks with Sony regarding bringing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to PlayStation 4.
We’re all pretty familiar with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) at this point, right? We’re likely also all pretty familiar with Microsoft’s deal with Bluehole, or should we say, PUBG Corp. about bringing the game to Xbox One first. However what we’re not too sure about is whether the game has a future on PS4?
Previously it’s been revealed that the company are pursuing both options, but that was before PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, appeared at the Xbox conference at E3 earlier this year to reveal that the game would be landing on Xbox One as a “console exclusive”.
In an interview with Bluehole, Bloomberg states that they are “in talks” with Sony to bring the game to PS4 after the Xbox One release, however they don’t really elaborate on how these talks are going, or whether they have settled on an exclusivity period.
In another Bloomberg article, Microsoft is apparently in talks themselves with Bluehole/PUBG Corp to extend this exclusive period according to people familiar with the matter. Microsoft is apparently looking to extend this period way into the middle of next year or even longer.
Of course, Microsoft getting this deal first will likely drive up sales, provided the game’s controls are refined a lot more than they are on the current PC version. We talk quite frankly about this on the latest episode of our podcast which you can listen to right here.