The transition from PC to Xbox hasn’t been the smoothest ride for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, with PUBG Corp releasing a documentary on the journey to both enlighten and to celebrate the game’s impending full release onto Xbox One. Curiously, however, a large PlayStation-sized Easter egg has been spotted, renewing rumours of PUBG potentially coming to PS4.
PUBG’s Xbox exclusivity has acted as a double-edged sword for publisher Bluehole. Microsoft’s dedicated funding did help developer PUBG Corp focus on optimisation for the one console, however its noticeable omission from PlayStation 4 allowed its rival, Fortnite, to skyrocket in popularity uncontested. It was always believed that PUBG would eventually play catch-up, although there has never been an official comment on the future of the game beyond its full release on Xbox One.
Eventually, rumours of a PS4 release died down, leaving PUBG Corp to focus on Xbox One without the distraction of constantly having to address fan questions. Until now, that is, as a PlayStation 4 Pro and controller can be seen in the background during 0:54 of the video below.
Perhaps even more interesting is that the documentary is live on Microsoft’s official Xbox YouTube channel rather than PUBG Corp or Bluehole, making this seem like less of a quiet teaser and more of an oversight. That being said, it could still act as an unintentional reveal of what’s to come, if PUBG Corp is keeping the console so close to its workstations.
Others believe that the PS4 Pro is simply used by employees for downtime between long periods of development, which is fairly common in the industry. After all, most if not all developers are gamers themselves when they get the time. As open minded as head of Xbox, Phil Spencer is on cross-platform gaming, it seems unlikely that direct competitors would advertise their rival’s platform on such a big exclusive.
KitGuru Says: Even if PUBG Corp is planning to bring PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to PS4, it’s unlikely that we would see anything intentionally stealing the thunder from its Xbox One release. It’ll be interesting to see what the company does beyond its upcoming September 4th launch. Would you like to see PUBG reach PS4 or is it too little, too late?