Possible PS4 port, Bluehole, Inc. now worth billions

Possible PS4 port, Bluehole, Inc. now worth billions

Possible PS4 port, Bluehole, Inc. now worth billions

Well, over time we did learn that it's not going to be a full exclusive (Bluehole probably has enough money to not make this short-sighted decision), and that Sony is "in talks" to bring the game to PS4. According to a report from Bloomberg, sources who are familiar with the discussions confirmed that Microsoft was indeed speaking to the PUBG creator to extend their deal. Giants such as Sony Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. are clamoring for rights to put the title on consoles and mobile phones.

Bloomberg contacted a Microsoft spokesperson for some official word on this new development, but the spokesperson declined to comment on the matter - "Right now, the team is exclusively focused on bringing the best game possible to Xbox One and PC". "Despite our daily efforts, there were some unexpected issues during peak times and we were unable to resolve some of the issues as fast as we would have wanted to". We've reached out to Bluehole for comment and will update should we hear back. They added that Microsoft already has their version planned out to release sometime later during this year, but looking beyond that, PlayStation is on the horizon.

In fact, it's doing so well that Bluehole has announced the game is launching its own subsidiary company, PUBG CORP.

"PUBG has arguably risen to be Xbox's most important exclusive for the end of 2017", said Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games research at IHS Markit.

Bluehole CEO Chang Byung-gyu yesterday explained that he "has had talks with all of the major console companies" about Battlegrounds' future releases.

However, even if this is still just a rumor, extending PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' exclusivity on the Xbox One sounds like a move that Microsoft could (and should) make.

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