PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds getting physical release on Xbox One

Following an incredibly successful PC launch earlier this year, Microsoft revealed, as part of its E3 2017 showcase, that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) would be coming to Xbox One. And though it released as a digital-only game on PC, it looks like you'll be able to get your hands on something more tangible for the Xbox One release. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' creative director, Brendan Greene confirmed as much in an interview with IGN that the Xbox One version of the game will likely hit store shelves with a physical release.

Bluehole, the studio behind PUBG, is working closely with Microsoft on the Xbox One release. In August, it was confirmed that PUBG would be officially published by Microsoft Studios, rather than going through Microsoft's ID@Xbox indie program. The game will also pack specific enhancements to take advantage of the extra horsepower offered by the upcoming Xbox One X.

PUBG is expected to launch into the Xbox One's Game Preview program before the year is out, offering players an early access look at its battle royale style gameplay on the console ahead of its official launch. Given the game's quick road to success on PC, it will definitely be an interesting title to watch on Xbox.

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