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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds coming to Xbox One in 2017 (update)

The PC smash hit is on the way to consoles

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, the multiplayer battle royale game that has been a phenomenal success on Windows PC, is coming exclusively to Xbox One “later this year” via Xbox One Game Preview, developer Bluehole announced today during Microsoft’s E3 2017 press briefing.

Brendan Greene — the man behind the Playerunknown handle — came out on stage to announce the Xbox One port. He added that the final version of the game will include an update with “enhancements” for the Xbox One X, the final name of the device codenamed Project Scorpio. The enhancements include support for 4K resolution; you can see a 4K trailer for the Xbox One version above.

Greene noted that the PC version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds currently has more than 3 million registered players. The game is currently available in the Steam Early Access program, where it debuted in late March. For more on Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, read our back-and-forth opinion piece on what makes it so compelling.

Update: Bluehole said in a news release that the final version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will be released in 2018 on Xbox One with Xbox One X enhancements.

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