It appears that Microsoft was in talks with developer Bluehole Studio to boost the PUBG Xbox One exclusivity.
That’s what website Bloomberg reports after having spoken with “people acquainted with the matter”. These ‘people’ have asked not to be identified as a consequence of private case of the negations between Microsoft and Bluehole. Looking at their home that Blue is “likely” to give the exclusivity agreement between both sides.
When asked about the matter, Microsoft declined to comment. “Right now, the team is solely aimed at bringing the perfect game very easy to Xbox One and PC. Now we have nothing further to announce at the moment,” a spokesperson told Bloomberg.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) was released for PC through early access back in March of this year, and more than Millions of copies in the game have already been sold.
During the 2011 Gamescom event, Microsoft announced a special partnership to support publish the standalone Battle Royale on Xbox One (including Xbox One X) at the moment.
“Our goal is to give the best Battle Royale experience towards a global audience and our partnership with Microsoft permits us to carry out exactly that,” said Chang Han Kim, VP of Bluehole, Inc and Executive Producer for PUBG. “This partnership with Microsoft will accelerate the expansion and delivery of PUBG to console players throughout the world as we utilize their vast resources and impressive technical, advertising and marketing expertise.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to become utilizing they at Bluehole to create Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds exclusively to the players on Xbox One this year,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “We’ve been huge fans since very earliest days, and labored to make the sport successfully in our E3 briefing. The announcement individuals publishing the sport on console today is undoubtedly an evolution on the strong partnership we’re also building over a few months.”
PUBG is predicted to produce on Xbox One by the end of this coming year.