Developer PUBG Corp have announced that it’s popular title ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ will finally leave Xbox Ones early access program, and have stated that the game will enter its full release on September 4th.
The announcement was made during the Gamescom episode of Inside Xbox, where developers also promised to “continue to enhance the game and deliver new content for xbox players.” This will come as welcome news to PUBG supporters on Xbox, who have seen their version of the game fall behind that of its PC counterpart in recent months.
New features that have only previously been available to PUBG players on PC have been promised to coincide with its full release; The map “Sanhok” is set to become available to Xbox players for the first time, although it hasn’t been confirmed for the 1.0 update.
Earlier in the week we covered PUBG Mobiles success, which included a premium progression pass that is popular in other battle royale shooters like Fortnite; the Xbox full release will follow suit with that success, by now offering purchasable in-game currency that can be used to unlock cosmetics; the details of these cosmetics have been kept under wraps, but you can assume that a vast number of these will be released with the update. The Event Pass system will also be coming to Xbox, bringing with it it’s own challenges, levels and cosmetic rewards.
Finally, ‘War Mode’—a popular game mode that mixes both traditional team deathmatch with mechanics like respawning and the classic Battle Royale we’re all familiar with—will accompany the full Xbox One release on September 4.
PUBG is one of the best-selling games of all time, with over fifty million sold across all platforms by June 2018. Even with the phenomenal success and popularity of Epic games’ Fortnite, it’s safe to assume that PUBG will continue to improve and grow in years to come.