Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds Still Coming “This Holiday”
Ever since the announcement at E3 that the PC sensation Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (or PUBG – pronounced “pub-gee”, as it’s come to be known) would be coming out for Xbox One this year, we’ve been waiting with baited breath for some more information. As we entered into Q4 with no solid release date, there has been internet whispering of a delay for the game. Let’s face it, games being delayed isn’t exactly unusual…
However, a tweet from Aaron Greenberg (Head of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft) has just rekindled hope that we’ll see it as soon as we’re hoping.
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) October 11, 2017
Celebrating the announcement of over 2 million people playing the game on PC yesterday, they’re still stating ‘this holiday’ as the release window. While this might mean early next year, that seems unlikely – as the ‘holiday’ season is generally accepted to last until the end of the year. Fingers crossed that we get a release date soon… and that the Xbox version is as awesome as we’re all hoping it will be!
For those not following the hype, PUBG sees players parachuting into an open world empty handed and then participating in a battle royale last-man-standing competition using weapons that they find in the environment – as the world shrinks around you. It’s very good fun, incredibly intense and is currently attracting insane player numbers on PC, in spite of not even being finished yet.
Are you looking forward to playing PUBG? Have you already played it on PC? Do you think its success will continue on Xbox? Or is it just a fad? Let us know in the comments below!