One of this year's biggest success stories in video games, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, is set to soon make its Xbox One debut, with an exclusive console release via Xbox Game Preview. Promising to deliver a near identical experience to the game's PC version, the multiplayer shooter is expanding to a new audience, reworked for the Microsoft's console family.
With the game's arrival scheduled for December 12, Microsoft has announced its release times across Xbox Live regions. As a game delivered digitally over the Microsoft Store, the game's rollout will be staggered between regions, allowing those located further east to get hands-on ahead of the west. Here's a breakdown of the game's worldwide release schedule, as first outlined by Xbox Live's director of programming, Larry Hryb. We've translated all times to local time zones on the morning of December 12, for easier consumption.
- New Zealand: 12 a.m. NZDT
- Australia: 12 a.m. AEDT
- Japan, South Korea: 12 a.m. KST / JST
- Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore: 12 a.m. HKT / CST / SGT
- India: 12 a.m. IST
- United Arab Emirates: 12 a.m. GST
- Russia, Saudi Arabia: 12 a.m. MSK / AST
- Finland, Greece, Israel, Turkey, South Africa: 12 a.m. EET / IST / TRT / SAST
- Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland: 12 a.m. CET
- United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal: 12 a.m. GMT
- Brazil: 12 a.m. BRST
- Argentina, Chile: 12 a.m. ART / CLST
- United States, Canada, Colombia: 12 a.m. EST / COT
- Mexico: 12 a.m. CST
Once PUBG is available in your region, a store listing for the digital version of the game will appear on the Microsoft Store. Through the listing, the title will be available for purchase, alongside a one-hour free trial. Those who purchased the game's physical boxed copy will gain access via a 25-digit redeemable code. Despite the physical nature of the game, as an in-progress project, a playable disc won't be included.
Are you looking forward to PUBG on Xbox One? Make sure to drop into the comments to share your thoughts.
Yeah. Hope I prefer it to Fortnite.
Fortnite is great fun; especially with the creative building mechanics. PUBG is a very different kind of Battle Royale which is fun in its own right, but definitely harder. Are u playing fortnite with a squad of friends? It's the best way to play it
Nice and simple, if only most launches were this consistent and efficiently simple. Props to the PUBG launch team.
No 1st person … no purchase. Oh well, maybe next month then.
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