PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is arguably the most popular battle royale game out there, and it’s about to get a whole lot better. The game is set to get cross-play support in early October which means that players on the two different consoles will finally get to play against each other. It is reported that the test servers will be the first to get the update by September, followed by regular servers in October.
During it’s Xbox inside stream at Gamescom recently, Microsoft unveiled cross-play support and reiterated that it will be limited to console cross-platform play, which essentially means that PS4 and XBox One players will not be matching against PC players.
Microsoft unveiled the PUBG cross-play support during its Xbox Inside stream at Gamescom earlier today, and it’s limited to console cross-platform play so PS4 and Xbox One players won’t be matching against PC players.
“Our first goal with cross platform play was for 100 players from both console communities to be able to play in the same match,”
“Our second goal was to improve our matchmaking time, we expect to be shorter for due to the wider matchmaking pool.”
Cecilia Lee, Community Manager at PUBG Corporation
With the rise of cross-platform gaming, players are enjoying a lot more flexibility and freedom with each of their purchases. PUBG is just one of a long line of top games that are warming up to the concept of cross-play support, with the likes of Sony also opening up to the idea.