Battlegrounds is the hottest game on the market right now, and it’s not coming to the PS4. But according to a new profile, Bluehole is in talks to change that already – once the Xbox version is released.
In a profile of lead developer Brendan “PLAYERUNKNOWN” Greene with Bloomberg, the article revealed that Bluehole are already in talks with Sony about porting PUBG to the PS4:
Chang says his company has had talks with all of the major console companies about bringing PUBG to a broader audience. Microsoft Corp. will launch the title exclusively on Xbox later this year. Bluehole is in talks with Sony about introducing a version for the PlayStation after that.
It’s not a surprise that Sony are just as keen to get PUBG as Xbox is, considering how hot it is right now. More than anything else, it’s probably the biggest console exclusive Xbox will have these holidays.
The full interview is worth a read, especially considering the state Greene’s life was in when he started making ArmA 2 mods:
As is common in modding, Greene didn’t charge money to avoid legal conflicts with Arma 2’s creators and paid for online servers out of pocket. After eventually moving back to Ireland, he kept tweaking the mod — attracting as many as 70,000 players at peak — until Sony licensed the concept in late 2014 for their own title H1Z1.
“I was so happy because I was able to go to the social welfare office and say, ‘Look, I don’t have to take money anymore’,” Greene says.