PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has proven a massive hit on PC with the Early Access title selling over 2 million copies in 5 weeks. The Hunger Games style title is getting frequent updates on PC to address bugs and tweaking but the developer is looking to consoles now.
Bluehole, Inc. Creative Director Brendan Green confirmed to Business Insider that they had a team working on porting the game to Xbox One right now. He followed it up by confirming a PlayStation 4 version was also being looked at but there was no timeframe for either version. It makes sense for the developer to look at Xbox One first as Microsoft’s Game Preview program allows Early Access games to be put up on the store.
Bluehole has mentioned that it would like to have the game out of Early Access on PC within 6 months of the game hitting Early Access. As that occurred on the 23rd March, that leaves the developer about five more months to reach their target. If they manage to release the game fully on PC within that timeframe, we may see a console version by the end of year.
As the game is built on Unreal Engine 4, porting to consoles shouldn’t require a rebuild but would need time to target the hardware and control schemes.
In terms of the PC version, Greene confirmed that they are wanting to add additional game modes and add support for modding.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is available now for PC through Steam Early Access.