Today at Gamescom 2017, Bluehole Inc and Microsoft have announced and expanded partnership for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Speaking on the Xbox.com blog, CH Kim, Executive Producer of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and VP at Bluehole, talks in some detail on the partnership:
“In March this year, we launched PUBG into Steam’s Early Access and have continued to evolve our game ever since.
We pride ourselves on creating the first truly standalone Battle Royale game. The game’s premise is simple, you are put into an island with 99 other strangers who compete with each other to scavenge for weapons and items in order to become the last man standing. The game mechanics are simple and intuitive, which made our game easy to dive into and fun to watch. We will continue evolving PUBG with our community so that it lives up to the attention it is getting, and we hope you will join us
Back in June at E3, we announced that PUBG will be launching exclusively on Xbox One in the Xbox Game Preview program in late 2017. Ever since then we have come to realize that we have a shared vision for the direction of the game with the Xbox team. This led to our decision on extending our partnership with Microsoft and I’m happy to announce it now includes Microsoft as the publisher for our PUBG on Xbox One.
By partnering with Microsoft, our team believes that we will be able to accelerate console development, while maintaining quality across all platforms, as well as giving us access to vast sales, marketing and publishing resources that will help us reach new fans to welcome to the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds universe.
We are excited to continue and further strengthen our partnership with Microsoft and are super excited to meet the Xbox community. We will be launching exclusively on Xbox One in the Xbox Game Preview program later this year and we can’t wait to see all the Xbox fans on the battlefield.”