While it may sound strange putting Battlegrounds next to titles like Red Dead Redemption 2, the latest stats cannot be underestimated.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has peaked with a massive 3,106,358 concurrent players on the PC platform.
That’s a huge Steam jump and doesn’t even include the numbers currently playing PUBG on Xbox One.
To put those numbers into perspective, the game broke DOTA 2’s previous high of 1,291,328 users back in September, and has shown no signs of slowing down.
And in a recent interview, Chang Han Kim, CEO of PUBG Corp, confirmed that the PUBG PS4 release is still pretty far away.
He also told Invenglobal.com that PlayStation’s lack of an early access program means it will probably arrive even further behind the PC and Xbox One.
“As it’s going to be an exclusive title on Xbox One for some time, we’d like to focus on completing the Xbox One PUBG for now,” Kim revealed.
“Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One are like pre-release, so they don’t have a restriction on quality. However, PS is very strict about this. There were cases where a game took 6 months more to launch even when it was already completed.
“We are still in the stage of learning the console development environment and console gamers’ taste.
“We need to think about other platforms after evaluating and completing the Xbox One version first.”
From what was said, it seems safe to say that PUBG on PS4 will not be arriving until it’s left the Xbox One Preview Program.
And there’s currently no set release date for the Xbox One either, meaning it could be a solid amount of time before we see talk of a fully playable PS4 version.
The news comes as PUBG developer Bluehole releases another new patch on Xbox One.
The new Battlegrounds update gives players new ways to enjoy Squad mode.
The Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds can now play Squad mode as a one, two and three person team without matchmaking.
The patch, which is available now, doesn’t require a game update and won’t take the game offline.
The latest patch follows a recent update that addresses in-game lag.
“We have deployed a small patch to reduce the character position readjustment issue and further reduce intermittent in-game lag,” Bluehole explains.