Microsoft’s E3 press conference featured numerous announcements and reveals. One of the most interesting reveals was developer Bluehole’s announcement of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox version.
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has made a big name for itself ever since it became available on Steam’s Early Access in March. The game is expected to come to consoles, but it will apparently come to Xbox first. The announcement featured a Fall 2017 release window, with no set release date as of the time of writing.
Creative Director Brendan Green, aka PlayerUnknown, is the creator of the Battle Royale game-mode found in the ARMA series and H1Z1: King of the Hill, so it is expected for his creation to become as successful as it is right now. A 4K trailer accompanied the announcement, which you can check out below.
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is set in a large 8×8 km island where players spawn without any items and have to salvage and loot anything in their way to try and survive. Items featured in the game range from simple armor and melee weapons to heavy guns and massive explosives. The PS4 version still doesn’t have a release date unfortunately.