Popular battle royale game PUBG may soon launch on Sony’s PlayStation 4. The game that has built a huge fan base globally, can be played for free on the mobile platform. Until now, PUBG has been exclusive to Xbox One console, with a timed-exclusivity deal with Microsoft.
A PS4 release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been rated by the Korean Game Rating Board (as spotted by Eurogamer), indicating that its period of console exclusivity on the Xbox One may soon be coming to an end. Mobile versions of the game on iOS and Android released earlier in 2018.
PUBG is widely credited with sparking the battle royale genre’s explosion in popularity. At its peak, it had over 3 million people playing it concurrently as of January 2018. Other popular games have since joined the genre, including Battlefield V, Call of Duty, and, of course, Fortnite.
The rating doesn’t provide any hints as to when exactly we can expect to see PUBG on PS4, but it’s worth noting that another leak sprung from the Korean Game Rating Board back in June. Thanks to that leak, we learned that Fortnite would come to Switch, and Nintendo confirmed (and launched) the game at E3 2018 about two weeks after it was discovered. There’s no telling if PUBG is on the same timeline, but it would be a nice holiday surprise.
Fans of battle royale games should also keep in mind that unlike Fortnite, PUBG is a premium title, running $29.99 on both Steam and the Xbox Store. Providing the game really is coming to PS4, it should cost around the same. We’ll be keeping our eyes out for an official announcement in the coming days and weeks.