It’s finally happening, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battlegrounds is finally launching on the PlayStation 4 console. Several leaks pointed to this release too and so, here we are.
PUBG on the PS4 will be launching on December 7, and we have the following options for pre-orders –
Disc Edition $29.99 USD (MSRP) / $39.99 CAD (MSRP) Includes: Base Game
Looter’s Digital Edition $29.99 USD (MSRP) / $39.99 CAD (MSRP) Includes: Base Game
Survivor’s Digital Edition $59.99 USD (MSRP) / $79.99 CAD (MSRP) Includes: Base Game, Survival Pass: Vikendi, 2,300 G-Coin Pack, 20,000 BP
Champion’s Digital Edition $89.99 USD (MSRP) / $119.99 CAD (MSRP) Includes: Base Game, Survival Pass: Vikendi, 6,000 G-Coin Pack, 20,000 BP
In every pre-order bundle, they will be including these two skins for customizing your character in-game. They are based on Uncharted 4 & The Last Of Us, two PS4 exclusive games.
The PlayStation 4 Pro, with it’s upgraded hardware, will have support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), and possibly 4K Resolution as well. It would be nice to have an option for 60FPS since PUBG is a very competitive game where a higher framerate has a big advantage.
Let’s talk optimization.
The initial beta of PUBG on the Xbox One X was horribly optimized, but they’ve recently released the full version and now the game performs great. The FIX PUBG Campaign has been going strong on the PC Version of PUBG as well and seems like PUBG has finally come close to being optimized on all platforms. So, PUBG on the PS4 is shaping up to be a good release.
There’s no information about cross-play yet. While Fortnite supports this fully across all platforms, PUBG only supports it on its mobile version (and partly through PC by using emulators like BlueStacks 4).
The release on PS4 does bring up this question – will the game have crossplay?
In my opinion, it seems likely to happen because then Fortnite, a direct competitor to PUBG has it and the developers wouldn’t want to miss out. But don’t get your hopes up, because it is pretty complicated to implement this.
The developers have been quite excited for the release of PUBG on the PS4. Koo Sung Jeong, Lead Project Manager of the PS4 said –
One of the most memorable moments while developing PS4 PUBG was the first time we had 100 people join a test match. Before the test, the dev team’s mission was to deliver the finished product this year – it was a big challenge and it felt almost impossible.
But as soon as we had 100 people drop in for the test, our confidence started to build and we pushed ourselves harder to make everything happen. We are proud of the game we have created and can’t wait to get it into your hands!
Hey! I'm Satyam. I mainly write on Technology and Gaming Hardware for Esportsportal. I love gaming, travelling, books, and music. My gaming alias is Midnight, and I usually play PUBG, CSGO, GTA V and some coop games.