Cross-play is coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on console in early October.
The news was announced during today’s Xbox Gamescom livestream, with PUBG Corp showing off some content from the games upcoming season four alongside the reveal of cross-play.
Cross-play will mean that players on Xbox One and PS4 will be able to face off with each other regardless of platform, but I’m presuming that you won’t be able to party up with players from other platforms, although no information was actually given in that regard. There was also absolutely no mention of the PC or mobile versions of the game during the announcement, which I’m presuming means that the feature doesn’t include those platforms. That would make sense, as PC players will have a distinct advantage over console players due to mouse and keyboard, and mobile players will have a distinct disadvantage over all other platforms. The main benefit that this feature will give console players is quicker matchmaking times, as the game will have a much bigger player pool to choose from.
The feature will be available to check out on the games PTR (public test realm) in “late September”, before it heads on over to the live servers at the beginning of October.
As for the games fourth season, there will be a new Survivor Pass—Survivor Pass 4: Aftermath—which will offer players the chance to unlock over 100 rewards, and the overhaul of the games Erangel map will also go live as part of the Season Four update on Tuesday 27th August.