Battle royale games rule supreme.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (or PUBG, for short) was the closest competitor to Fortnite for the better part of the last year. I was an avid player myself, until Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 basically remade their battle royale style mode. PUBG was a Microsoft exclusive for awhile, existing only on Xbox, mobile, and PC. Now, the addicting battle royale styled game is coming to the PlayStation 4.
As reported by The Verge, the PlayStation version of PUBG will come with the Erangel, Miramar, and Sanhok maps, and will also offer support for HDR. “We’re excited to expand our PUBG service and introduce new communities to our Battle Royale game” says Changhan Kim, CEO of PUBG Corp. “PlayStation has developed an amazing community of passionate gamers and we can’t wait to join them this holiday season.” The base package of PUBG will be sold for $30, same as it was on Xbox. A “Survivor’s Edition” will retail for $50 and a “Champion’s Edition” will go for $60
PUBG has been struggling on the Xbox as of late, with several other games like COD taking the battle royale style mode and running with it. Fortnite is still the most popular battle royale style game by far because of their building and season mechanics. Maybe PUBG will find much more success on PlayStation when it touches down on December 7.