PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is undoubtedly one of the most successful multiplayer video games in 2017. During TwitchCon, the creator of everyone’s new favorite, Brendan Greene talked about the future of the game and its release on Xbox One. As it seems, a Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds physical Xbox Edition will be available later this year after it gets a solid release date.
Greene was asked by IGN Acess during TwitchCon as to whether or not there will be a sequel for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. He replied that the game “was built as a service” and won’t get a sequel but instead will continue to grow over the next years. He stated that for the Xbox One “You get the box copy and that’s all you get from PUBG”.
There will eventually be more maps and more assets added while Bluehole will focus on optimizing and refining the game.
This “box copy” phrase took the interviewer by surprise so he asked if we’re going to see a retail edition for the game on the console. Greene’s answer was “Yes, for the Xbox One, absolutely”. He then added:
That’s what I want. On Xbox, you get the box in stores and that’s gonna be cool. Walking into a retailer and see my game in the store, that’s something I wouldn’t imagine 4 years ago.
He also talked about the competitive aspect of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds saying that the team doesn’t intend to make the game a competitive one. As he explained, they created custom games and amateur tournaments so that the community will decide for itself if the game will be competitive in the future.
So as what we expected, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will release on Xbox One but not in the form we expected. The game’s page has been also up on the Microsoft Store (which also reads that it will feature HDR and 4K ultra HD resolution), yet a release date is nowhere to be seen. This creates another question, of whether or not this retail edition will get released as an early access version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds or if the game will get its official release by then.