PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Dev "Looking At" Xbox One And PS4 Versions

If you play games primarily on PC, then you've probably already heard of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Similar to previously released mods for ARMA and H1Z1, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds takes its popular Battle Royale gameplay and turns it into a full game. It's quickly become a smashing success on PC, selling more than 2 million copies since launch, which means that a console version should be coming up, right?

The answer to that question seems to be yes, but it's also a little more complex than just a single word. In an interview with Business Insider, PUBG creative director Brendan Greene – PlayerUnknown himself – said that console versions may materialize eventually, but there's no time frame for release at the moment. "We have a team working already on looking to port it to at least the Xbox," Greene said. "We're looking at both consoles of course, but we have no time frame for both."

The team behind PUBG would like to have the PC version finished within six months from its early access launch. Considering the game released into early access on March 23, that gives the team just under five months left to meet that goal. With that in mind, Business Insider speculates that there could be reason to hope for a console release by the end of 2017.

Of course, early access roadmaps frequently fall by the wayside, so if it turns out that six months was too optimistic in terms of PUBG's release window, we may not see the console version any time soon. If the development team behind PUBG can stick with that roadmap though, we could see a console version land quickly once the PC version is complete.

That's because the game is built on Unreal Engine 4, which should make porting to consoles a fairly easy task. We'll see if such a console port materializes by the end of the year, but for now, you may just want to dive in on PC if you've got a capable rig. With 2 million copies sold in just over a month, you certainly won't have a hard time finding matches.

SOURCE: Business Insider