Microsoft and PUBG officially announced cross-platform play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 during today's Inside Xbox show at Gamescom 2019. The new feature will come to consoles in October 2019 and September 2019 on test servers.
PUBG Corp. the developer of the popular battle royale Playerunknown's Battlegrounds had some major news to share during today's Inside Xbox show at Gamescom 2019. We got to see the trailer for the game's Season 4, which is set to kick off soon - but more importantly, the company announced that they have been working on a highly-requested feature - cross-platform play - which is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
According to the developers, the cross-play feature will be officially enabled on consoles' test servers sometime in late September 2019. Shortly after that in early October 2019, the update will officially go live.
PUBG Corp say that the main goal for the cross-play feature was to allow 100 players from PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to play in one match. Furthermore, the devs worked hard to improve matchmaking times, which should now be a lot shorter.
"Our first goal with the cross-platform play was for 100 players from both console communities to be able to play in the same match. Our second goal was to improve our matchmaking times, which we expect to be shorter for due to the wider matchmaking pool. Shorter wait times and more enemies on the battlegrounds = more opportunities to earn those chicken dinners. WIN," Cecilia Lee, Community Manager of PUBG Corporation wrote in the announcement post.
At the moment, there are no details on cross-play that would also include the PC version of the game. However, this is, of course, a huge step for the game especially with Sony's stance on cross-platform play in the last few years.