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PUBG PS4 Release Date Rumors Gather Pace As PS4 Pro Appears In Video

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News of a PUBG PS4 release date is surely getting closer. The incredibly popular MMO, which launched as an Early Access game on PC in 2017 and recently released on Xbox One, has gained a huge audience, but PS4 gamers have been left waiting to discover if the game will ever see a PlayStation release.

Of course, we could be looking a bit too much into this, but check out the PUBG Gamescom trailer below. Now watch closely from the 50 second-mark. Do you see the PS4 Pro and the DualShock 4 controller on the developer’s desk?

This is certainly not confirmation that the Battle Royale game is coming to PS4, but it’s something! In terms of an official word, CH Kim, the CEO of PUGB Corp, did speak briefly about its appearance on PlayStation last year. He suggested that the PUBG PS4 release date has been held back due to the strict quality guidelines that Sony has for the submission of games.

In an interview with Invenglobal, CH Kim, the CEO of PUGB Corp, shed some light on the PUBG PS4 release date. According to Kim, the Xbox One release of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds has performed better than expected, selling one million copies in the first two days.

PUBG PS4 release coming after Xbox One

Though he’s made it clear yet again that PUBG will be an Xbox One exclusive for some time, he’s confirmed that the overall goal is to make the game available on every platform.

He also touches on the reason why PUBG hasn’t made it to PS4 yet, and it’s a familiar story that we’ve heard from other developers. PlayStation 4 games have a strict process for submission and have to be in a fit state for release before Sony will allow them on the Store.

This makes it difficult for games that are in a pre-release state to pass submission, and puts off some developers going through the process at such an early stage. It therefore looks like the developer will wait until PUBG is as complete and refined as possible before attempting to launch it on PS4.

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“Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One are like pre-release,” says Kim, “so they don’t have a restriction on quality”.

“However, PS is very strict about this. There were cases where a game took 6 months more to launch even when it was already completed. We are still in the stage of learning the console development environment and console gamers’ taste. We need to think about other platforms after evaluating and completing the Xbox One version first.”

When Will We See A PUBG PS4 release date?

Earlier this year, we had confirmation that the team were in discussion with Sony about the PUBG release date on PS4, when Bluehole founder, Chang Byung-Gyu, confirmed that a PlayStation release was still definitely happening after Xbox One. As to when that will be is anybody’s guess.

  • Magdem

    Maybe they are optimizing performace while waiting for more content? It’s pretty promising so far but maybe a bit over hyped?

  • Peter Gallacher

    Thank god. As fun as the PC version is, when it came out on Xbox it definitely wasn’t in an acceptable state. Regularly running bellow 20fps – sometimes as low as 5fps, that just isn’t acceptable to me.

    I hear they have had a patch out to address it, but I haven’t looked to see if this was successful in resolving those issues.

    This certification process developers need to go through is perfect. It’s protected the masses from spending there hard earned money on content which simply isn’t worth the asking price. I wouldn’t play it on Xbox or PS4 even if it was free of charge at the point of release.

    While I do game on PC, I’m not one of those people who goes crazy about hitting 60+ fps. In fact my preferred system to play on is still my PS4 original, by a big margin as well. But PUBG is bad on console, before buying I’d highly recommend trying to get a shot of the game from some one else before you do. Patches may have sorted it by now so I may be out of date at this point, but better safe than sorry.

  • Al Buns

    No one cares about PUBG anymore. H1Z1 and Fortnitr killed it.