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‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ at Gamescom 2017: Bluehole Inc. and Microsoft Partner Up

In case you haven’t heard, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is kind of taking the video game world by storm. After eight million units sold on Steam, the game coming to the Xbox One is wonderfully exciting for console owners.

Developer Bluehole Inc. officially announced an expanded partnership with Microsoft at Gamescom 2017. Microsoft’s ultimate goal here is to support the game’s development. Bluehole Inc. will continue to maintain full development and creative control over PUBG, as well, so that’s always refreshing to read.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be working the the team at Bluehole to bring PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds exclusively to our players on Xbox One this year,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “We’ve been huge fans since the very earliest days, and worked h ard to bring the game successfully to our E3 briefing. The announcement of our publishing the game on console today is an evolution of the strong partnership we’ve been building over many months.”

Microsoft could really use the exclusive love. Especially with the cancellation of Scalebound earlier this year, its gaming library has been overshadowed by Sony’s somewhat consistent releases and Nintendo’s encroaching presence. This would be a great response to all the Call of Duty love given to PS4 owners.

If anything, maybe it’ll help define a more alluring reason to pick up an Xbox One X?

 

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Tags : Gamescom 2017PlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsPUBG
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Zach's eternal preoccupation with video games became cemented at an early age. His first memorable journey away from reality began with a text-based Football game on a dirty Apple II; he's chased fantasy ever since. Having took English classes as electives in college, Zach decided to pull the trigger on a merger between the two obsessions.