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A lot of gamers have been asking about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds coming to the PlayStation 4. Right now the game is on the Xbox One and on Steam for PC. PUBG Corp., has finally broken the silence on why the game isn't on PS4 yet and how it will likely arrive on Sony's system... eventually.
In an interview with Inven Global, PUBG Corporation's CEO, Chang Han Kim, explained that right now the game is in the Game Preview program on the Xbox One, but there are plans to launch it globally on every platform that it can...
As it's going to be an exclusive title on Xbox One for some time, we'd like to focus on completing the Xbox One PUBG for now. If we have the opportunity, the final goal would be to launch the title on every platform.
Kim also explained how the game is still being fixed for the home consoles. It recently graduated from Early Access on PC to hit the 1.0 version, but it's a long ways off from completion on the Xbox One.
Despite the game selling a million copies in 48 hours on Microsoft's home console, there were a ton of launch-day bugs and glitches that had to be fixed for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, including some streaming, LOD, lagging and loading issues.
The team has been working around the clock and staffing up to handle the load that accompanies the task of keeping a mammoth game like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds up and running.
Kim notes that finding and hiring engineers outside of Korea has been difficult, but the plan for PUBG Corporation is to finally staff up to 300 employees. The outfit is currently at 200 employees, 160 of which are located in South Korea.
The reason for staffing up is so that the team can get better acquainted with home console architecture and stabilize and optimize performance for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. This is essential, according to Kim, in order to make the transition to the PlayStation 4.
Unlike Microsoft and the Xbox One, Sony doesn't have an Early Access or Game Preview program for the PlayStation 4. Kim noted in the interview that certification and quality standards are quite high on Sony's system, and so you'll need a complete game before it can be launched in full on the PlayStation 4.
However, once the timed exclusivity runs out for the Xbox One and once the game graduates from the Game Preview developmental branch, then PUBG Corp. can begin working on releasing a version for the PlayStation 4.
For now, you can either pick up a copy of the game on PC, or you can get a copy for Xbox One. PUBG Corp. managed to pick up an award during the Game Awards for best multiplayer game of the year. So the studio obviously would want to reach as many gamers as possible after moving 26 million copies on PC alone, but PS4 owners will have to wait a while before getting their hands on a copy.